Elliston Teacher Feared Dead After Shark Attack

May 15, 2023 9:17 am in by

An Elliston teacher is feared dead after a shark attack on the West Coast.


46-year old man, Simon Baccanello, was surfing at Walkers Rocks Beach on Saturday when he was attacked just after 10am.

The incident was reportedly witnessed by multiple surfers.

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Mr Baccanello has been described by many in the community as a caring person and someone who always went out of his way to help students.

A search, which has involved water police, helicopter and SES crews, is expected to resume this morning.

Officer in Charge of the Eyre and Western Local Service Area, Superintendent Paul Bahr, has thanked the local community and emergency services for their assistance with the search.

Photo: Eyre Peninsula Broadcasters