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Bennett’s Beach at Hawks Nest was closed for an hour this morning after a 3.1 metre great white was spotted from the air. The shark alarm was sounded at 11.30 as patrol members from Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Club cleared swimmers from the water. An IRB team worked with the air crew to track the shark until it was safe for swimmers to return to the water. (Vision only – sound in parts)

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Lifeguards are warning beachgoers to play it safe when heading into the ocean, after a horror day on the New South Wales coast. Two people died on Monday, including a man in his 70s who drowned while swimming at Boomerang Beach on the Mid North Coast. A 33-year-old man also died while scuba diving at the Kiama Blowhole. Meanwhile, a man had to be rescued at the notorious Frazer Park Blowhole on the Central Coast. Lifeguards patrolling Frazer Park Beach were called to the nearby blowhole at around 2:30 on Monday afternoon. The man was rescued within 15 minutes and given the all clear by paramedics. “What the incident highlights is the danger of the blowhole in that particular location and we are certainly urging the public to be aware when swimming, walking or fishing throughout the area.” – Patria …

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