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Monday, 9 December 2013

Kite surfers injured...

from the West Australian
And sharks - From the West Australian...

"A kitesurfer was seriously injured yesterday, capping off a dangerous weekend for the sport in Perth.

A shark was also spotted off Scarborough beach yesterday.

About 2.30pm the man injured his hip while kitesurfing near Estuary Place on Wannanup beach in Wannanup.

The RAC Rescue helicopter was sent to the scene and it took the man to Royal Perth Hospital. He was in a stable condition last night.

A kitesurfer was injured at Safety Bay and was taken to hospital with a suspected broken ankle.

On Saturday a kitesurfer had to be rescued 3km off Cottesloe beach. He was located by a Westpac Rescue Helicopter and picked up by a Cottesloe Surf Life Saving inflatable rescue boat.

That afternoon a man was rescued after losing his kite 1.4km off North Cottesloe.

No official weather warnings concerning wind speed were issued because there was mainly a moderate breeze over the weekend.

Scarborough beach was closed yesterday afternoon after a big shark was spotted 40m offshore.

Earlier, Fisheries had advised that a 4m shark was spotted 1.6km east of HMAS Swan dive site off Dunsborough."

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