Tiger shark sends swimmers scrambling for dry land on the Gold Coast

BEACHGOERS are being warned to watch out for sharks following a confirmed sighting on the Gold Coast.

Swimmers were ordered out of the water at Palm Beach just before 11am on Saturday after a two metre tiger shark was spotted swimming close to shore.

Surf Life Saving Queensland confirmed the stretch of beach was closed as a precautionary measure.


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The beach was reopened at 11.20am after the shark “moved out to sea”, a SLSQ spokeperson said.

Beachgoers at nearby Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise are being warned to keep their eyes peeled.