Shark siren sounded at Narooma surf beach 

THE Narooma Surf Life Saving Club surf patrol sounded the shark alarm on Saturday morning.

The beach and water was busy at the time as the club hosted the Far South Coast branch senior carnival.

Patrol members and carnival organisers cleared the water of competitors and other swimmers, however the diversion was only momentary with all clear sounded a few minutes later.

There were reports the beach at Kianga was also cleared of swimmers and surfers after a shark was sighted near the entrance to the Narooma inlet.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue 3 helicopter from its base at Moruya also did a patrol up down the Far South Coast checking on patrols.

A post about the shark alarm on the Narooma News Facebook page generated quite a few comments on the subject of the WA shark cull.

“Thank goodness we are not as stupid as WA even some of the shark victims are trying to put a stop to it” one commented, while another comment was “glad to hear all is good and everyone is back in the water... gotta expect an encounter now and again when we invade their habitat.”

“Someone get a boat and a gun bloody shark thinks it can just swim around the ocean freely I think not” was another sarcastic comment.

WATER CLEARED: Narooma SLSC patrol captain Roger Adams helps clear the water after the shark alarm.

WATER CLEARED: Narooma SLSC patrol captain Roger Adams helps clear the water after the shark alarm.

JET-SKI SEARCH: The surf lifesaving Jet-ski and a rubber duck head to look for any sharks.

JET-SKI SEARCH: The surf lifesaving Jet-ski and a rubber duck head to look for any sharks.

SURF ACTION: The Westpac Life Saver Rescue 3 helicopter from its base at Moruya also did a patrol up down the Far South Coast checking on patrols. Photo by Stan Gorton – Narooma News

SURF ACTION: The Westpac Life Saver Rescue 3 helicopter from its base at Moruya also did a patrol up down the Far South Coast checking on patrols. Photo by Stan Gorton – Narooma News

SURF ACTION: Far South Coast Surf Life Saving branch leader Tony Rettke at the Far South Coast Life Saving Club senior carnival hosted by Narooma SLSC. Photo by Stan Gorton – Narooma News

SURF ACTION: Far South Coast Surf Life Saving branch leader Tony Rettke at the Far South Coast Life Saving Club senior carnival hosted by Narooma SLSC. Photo by Stan Gorton – Narooma News

SURF ACTION: Darren Browning from Broulee SLSC broke a ski paddle, joking it was a shark. Photo by Stan Gorton – Narooma News

SURF ACTION: Darren Browning from Broulee SLSC broke a ski paddle, joking it was a shark. Photo by Stan Gorton – Narooma News