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Two Ballina beaches were closed for more than an hour this afternoon (Monday 14 January) after a ‘two-metre dangerous species of shark’ was sighted during aerial surveillance.

The sighting, reported just before midday, resulted in the closure of Shelly and Lighthouse beaches.

Northern NSW Lifeguard co-ordinator Scott McCartney told Echonetdaily he could not speculate as to the species of shark involved but did say that it had since left the area and the beaches had reopened.


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