'A little baby' shark causes swimmers to evacuate water at Manly Beach

Swimmers at Manly Beach evacuated the water this afternoon after a small shark was seen in the surf.

A spokesman for Manly council said the shark was about three to four foot-long (0.9 metres to 1.2 metres-long) and was spotted about 2pm.

"It was very small," he said. "Just a little baby."

@samsvangtun told twitter "Shark sighting at Manly beach today #scary #evacuatethewater".

The council spokesman said the lifesavers did not know what the breed was but said it looked like a wobbegong.

The beach was given the all clear a short time later and swimmers have since re-entered the water.

@DeborahClay posted a picture on twitter at 3.29pm of dozens of people in the surf, commenting "Brave people back in the water after today's shark sighting at Manly Beach #Manly #Shark #Sydney".

Dee Why, Long Reef and Bondi beaches were closed earlier this week after shark spottings.

An off-duty lifeguard had a chunk taken out of his board while surfing at Dee Why on Sunday.

The story 'A little baby' shark causes swimmers to evacuate water at Manly Beach first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.

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