A man who was bitten by a shark in the north of the state on the weekend drove himself to the hospital for treatment.
Sergeant Gerry Cassidy said a man was bitten while ‘free diving’ near Dampier on the Pilbara coast on Saturday morning.
It is understood that the man did not see the animal bite him, but saw a hammerhead swimming near him after he was bitten.
The man was bitten on the calf but the extent of his injuries is unknown.
As well as a number on non-fatal attacks in Western Australia, five people have been killed by sharks in the state since September 2011.