Shark sighting: Burleigh Heads beach has been evacuated after a shark was sighted near flags

Swimmers have been pressured to flee the water at a preferred Queensland seashore when lifeguards noticed a shark 200m from the flags.

Lots of have been having fun with the sunshine on Burleigh Heads seashore on the Australian financial institution vacation once they have been startled by the whistling shark siren.

Lifeguards warned swimmers at round 8.45am over the PA system {that a} shark had been sighted inside 200m of the crimson and yellow flags.

Dramatic time-lapse footage posted by 9 Information reveals the second swimmers and surfers rushed out of the water after the warning was issued.

The four-foot-long creature is believed to have been lured onto the seashore by the odor of a decomposing loggerhead turtle on the shore.

“The wave runner and rubber duck chased him again and we handled the lifeless turtle within the sand so hopefully that retains the shark away,” Paul Revitt, captain of Burleigh’s SLSC patrols, advised the Gold Coast Bulletin.

One other shark was noticed off Burleigh Seaside by lifeguard Kasey Hatton, who posted drone footage to his Instagram on Tuesday.

A shark swims relaxed simply meters away from surfers.

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