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Australian beach evacuated after ’23 foot shark’ is spotted

“It’s the biggest I’ve ever seen … the photo really doesn’t do it justice.”

AN AUSTRALIAN BEACH had to be evacuated after a great white shark, believed to be up to 23 feet long, was spotted in the water.

The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter was patrolling over Marino Rocks in Adelaide yesterday afternoon when crew members spotted the shark about 100 metres offshore.

A crew member from the helicopter told Shark Alerts South Australia it was the biggest shark they had ever seen.

“We put it down as 7m, the photo really doesn’t do it justice,” a Facebook post read.

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The crew estimated the size of the shark by comparing it to a boat which was six metres. The shark was longer.

The beach was evacuated and nearby surf lifesaving festival was cancelled.

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