Search continues for shark off Sydney’s Northern Beaches

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Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter flys over Bilgola Headland, 31, Dec. 2012. (Mackenzie Price/The Sydney Newsdesk)

Authorities continue to search for a shark that plagued Dee Why Beach and Long Reef Beach yesterday.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter flew over all Sydney beaches early this morning for any signs that the shark is still in the area. The search found a shark still looming at Dee Why Beach and another at North Narrabeen Beach. All beaches were given the all clear to open on the return flight as no sharks were spotted.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter searched beaches along Sydney again today at around 2:00pm with no sightings of sharks.

Yesterday Danny Sheather, an off-duty lifeguard, was pushed to his knees while surfing at Dee Why Beach. Once getting out of the water Mr Sheather noticed a large gash to the bottom of his surfboard and notified lifeguards of a possible shark. The beach was closed shortly after when authorities spotted a shark swimming just beyond the surf break at Dee Why Beach.