Ballina beaches reopen

Lighthouse Beach,  Ballina. Photo: VisitNSW

Lighthouse Beach, Ballina. Photo: VisitNSW

Beaches throughout the Ballina Shire have reopened, after closing over the weekend following shark sightings in the area after a fatal shark attack last week.

A number of shark sightings were reported on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 February 2015, across beaches in the area, including Lighthouse Beach.

Due to the sightings and large numbers of bait fish present in the area, beaches remained closed until 6pm today (Sunday 15 February 2015).

Police and local life-savers have reassessed the situation, and beaches between South Ballina and Lennox Head have now been reopened.

Police thank the public for their cooperation.


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