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Coral Bay, WA: Man bitten by shark in horrific attack on remote, beautiful beach

Coral Bay, WA: Man bitten by shark in horrific attack on remote, beautiful beach

Coral Bay, WA: Man bitten by shark in horrific attack on remote, beautiful beach

A man has been bitten by a shark on a picturesque remote beach 1,200 kilometres north of Perth, just days after locals were warned of increased danger.

Ambulance services were rushed to Fourteen Mile Beach on Western Australia’s north-west coast after receiving reports of the shark attack at around 11am on Monday.

They found a male victim who had been attacked by an unknown species of shark and rushed him to a nursing station for treatment in Coral Bay, about 40 kilometres to the north.

A WA County Health Service spokesperson confirmed the victim is in stable condition.

This came just hours after authorities issued a warning about sharks in the area following the discovery of a whale carcass at nearby Point Cloates.

Parks and Wildlife Service officials warned beachgoers in the Point Cloates area to be careful when entering the water, as the carcass could attract sharks.

Beachgoers near Fourteen Mile Beach are now also urged to “take extra precautions” when near the shore and to “be alert for any signage and beach closures.”

Just 10 minutes before the attack, a shark measuring around 4 metres long and of an unknown species was spotted off the coast of Exmouth, according to SharkSmart.

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A man was rushed to hospital after being attacked by a shark off the coast of Fourteen Mile Beach, south of Coral Bay in Washington (pictured), at around 11am on Monday.

The species of shark involved in the attack is not yet known, but a whale carcass known to attract sharks had been spotted nearby just hours earlier.

The species of shark involved in the attack is not yet known, but a whale carcass known to attract sharks had been spotted nearby just hours earlier.