Beaches closed following shark sighting
ALL beaches in Nambucca Heads and Valla have been closed for 24 hours following a shark sighting.
Surf Life Saving NSW reported a 2.5m shark close to shore at Shelley Beach, Nambucca Heads, soon after 11.30am.
According to the Department of Primary Industries' Shark Smart, the shark was believed to be a white shark.
Nambucca Valley Council's General Manager Michael Coulter has since confirmed the beach closures.
This sighting comes three days after a shark attack forced beaches to close in Port Macquarie.
On Saturday, surfer Chantelle Doyle, aged 35, suffered severe lacerations to her right leg after she was bitten by a juvenile white shark at Shelly Beach in Port Macquarie.
She is currently recovering in John Hunter Hospital.
In July, 15-year-old Mani Hart-Deville tragically died after he was attacked by a white shark while surfing at Wooli Beach.