Ellis Beach reopened after no further sightings of large crocodile
4pm ELLIS Beach has been reopened after no further sightings of a large crocodile spotted swimming offshore earlier today.
Surf Live Saving North Queensland regional manager Col Sparkes said a member of the public notified lifeguards sometime before 10am and the beach was subsequently closed.
Initial reports described the crocodile as being between 3 to 4m in length.
Mr Sparkes said it appeared to be similar to a saltwater crocodile spotted within 100m of the Ellis Beach shoreline last month.
“It’s possibly the same one,” he said.
The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection was notified but there were no further sightings of the animal today.
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Closed for business: Ellis Beach was closed this morning after a monster croc was sighted swimming off-shore. Picture: TOM LEE.