Omaha reopens after yesterday’s shark incident

Published: Tue 15 Jan 2008 10:04 AM
Media Release
January 15, 2008
Omaha reopens after yesterday’s shark incident
Climatech Regional Lifeguards will be back on duty at Omaha Beach after yesterday’s incident involving a three-metre bronze whaler shark biting the lifeguards inflatable rescue boat.
The shark bit the rear starboard pontoon and deflated the boat when lifeguards went to investigate a shark sighting 100m off Omaha beach.
Surf Life Saving Northern Region Lifeguard Manager, Dean Storey, says that public should not let the incident put them off going back into the water.
“Yesterday’s shark attack was an isolated incident. The risk of drowning is far greater than a shark attack. The public are always advised to swim at lifeguardpatrolled beaches and swim between the flags.
“Public safety is paramount and lifeguards at Omaha will continue to survey the beach for changing conditions throughout the day."

Next in New Zealand politics

Gordon Campbell on a new book on the leaky homes scandal
By: Gordon Campbell
Review finds NZTA road safety regulation failings
Climate Change Commission Chair-designate announced
By: New Zealand Government
Government putting right Holidays Act underpayment in Health
By: New Zealand Government
Police should not have pursued youths on Auckland motorway
By: Independent Police Conduct Authority
Locked-in care is a ‘hard place to be happy’
By: Office of the Children's Commissioner
Campaigner welcomes removal of racist refugee restrictions
By: Murdoch Stephens
Sroubek report confirms Minister made wrong decision
By: New Zealand National Party
NZTA to refocus on safety following review
By: New Zealand Government
NZTA to adopt "safety first"?
By: Movement
NZ roads will never cope with heavier trucks
By: Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre
National Party open to higher methane targets
By: BusinessDesk
NZ to go Dutch to battle climate change
By: BusinessDesk
Small end of town needs to chip in on climate change - Carr
By: BusinessDesk
Carr named to chair Climate Change Commission
By: BusinessDesk
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media