Man injured in shark attack near Broome

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A diver in his 40s is recovering in hospital after being bitten on the arm by a three-metre tiger shark off the coast of Broome in Western Australia.

The man suffered a laceration from the attack while diving 300m to 500m offshore at Quondong Beach on Friday.

He was brought by boat to Cable Beach and taken to Broome Hospital ,where he is in a stable condition.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has advised beachgoers to take additional caution in the area.

Broome last year recorded its first fatal shark attack in almost 30 years when 58-year-old Charles Cernobori was mauled by a bull shark at Cable Beach.

A surfer survived a shark encounter at the same beach weeks later.