Shark sighting closes Gold Coast beach

SWIMMERS have been cleared from the water at a Gold Coast beach following reports of a shark sighting.

Surf Lifesaving Queensland says what is thought to be a shark was spotted near Snapper Rocks shortly before 3pm.

As a result, Rainbow Bay has been closed and beachgoers ordered out of the surf while officials investigate the reported sighting.


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Surf lifesavers are currently searching the water. A helicopter is also making its way to the area to search the beach from above.