Saint Lucia authorities have urged caution in response to shark sightings in the Caribbean.
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, Natural Resources and Co-operatives issued a statement Wednesday.
According to the statement, the department is aware of sightings of sharks and their interactions with humans in the region.
The statement advised local seagoers to take all precautionary measures when using the marine environment.
The department appealed to members of the public to remain vigilant.
And it urged them to make a report if they observe any sharks, particularly within the nearshore.
They can contact the department at 468-4135 or 725-1667.
Wednesday’s statement follows recent reports that sharks attacked people in St Martin and St Kitts & Nevis.
In the St Martin incident a French visitor to the Island died.
But in the St Kitts and Nevis incident, the victim survived but had to get medical treatment.
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