Large shark spotted off Lennox Head

UPDATE 12:50pm: Fisheries have tagged a Great White shark off Ballina this morning.

The 3.05 metre specimen was tagged and released off South Ballina Beach just after 9:50am.

INITIAL REPORT 12:40pm: A large shark was spotted off Seven Mile Beach at Lennox Head by a helicopter about 12.20pm.

Police confirmed the sighting of the shark from a helicopter involved in the Department of Primary Industries shark tagging program.

Officers are on their way to Seven Mile Beach to assess the situation and alert any swimmers in the water.

At this stage Seven Mile Beach remains open.