BEACHES on the southern end of the Gold Coast will re-open on Thursday morning following the fatal shark attack that claimed the life of a much-loved local real estate agent.
Gold Coaster Nick Slater died after being bitten while out for a surf at Greenmount Beach on Tuesday afternoon.
Despite heroic efforts from nearby surfers, lifeguards and paramedics, the 46-year-old could not be saved.
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Beaches between Burleigh Heads and Snapper Rocks were closed on Wednesday as authorities tried to track down the animal responsible.
Council lifeguards have confirmed the beaches will re-open this morning but aerial surveillance will remain in place.
“Surveillance by chopper, drone and lifeguards will continue until the weekend,” City of Gold Coast said in a statement.
“We advise all beachgoers to exercise extreme caution as there are large amounts of baitfish in the water.”