Fishing is sounding the alarm after several detections of white sharks in Perth’s metropolitan beaches

Swimmers are on alert after a white shark was discovered in Perth’s waters for the eighth time in three days, less than two weeks ago, when WA man Paul Millachip was killed at Port Beach.

The warning comes after Fisheries announced that a tagged white shark was spotted in Scarborough waters at 10:29 a.m. Friday morning.

Another tweet from Surf Life Saving WA elaborated that the warning covered Perth’s metropolitan waters after an increased number of detections.

According to Fisheries, the tagged shark has been spotted eight times over the past three days in the area.

Beach guests are encouraged to be vigilant while swimming and keep an eye out for any beach closures.

Surf Life Saving WA Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter conducts air patrols while fisheries officers and rangers continue to monitor the situation.

Recent observations have sparked fears for the safety of swimmers after Mr Millachip, 57, was shot dead by a shark at Port Beach on 6 November.

The father of two had been swimming about 30m off the coast when he was towed underwater by a shark.

Shark attack victim Paul Millachip
Camera iconShark attack victim Paul Millachip Credit: Unknown/WA politi

Four teenage boys in an aluminum dinghy were just meters from Mr Millachip when they saw the horrific attack.

The fast-thinking boys called Triple-0 before driving back to shore to warn other swimmers of the danger lurking beneath the surface.

The search for Mr. Millachips corpse was suspended at. 16.00 on November 7, where the authorities admitted that there was no hope that he had survived the attack.


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