A man has been admitted to hospital with minor injuries after being bitten by a shark at a popular Pilbara beach. The attack happened in Dampier just south of the boat ramp about 3.40pm Monday afternoon. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development confirmed the attack and urged people to take caution in the area. The man was taken to Karratha Health Campus but expected to be released on Tuesday as his injuries were only minor. It is the latest in a spate of shark attacks in the State’s North West. In late March Jackson Howson was left with his “calf hanging everywhere” after being attacked while spearfishing near Coral Bay. The 27-year-old was on a roadtrip with his partner when he was bitten by what was believed to be a 2.7m bull shark 1km offshore at Sandy Point. Mr Howson’s initial concern was the couple’s camping trip was over and even admitted to watching a shark documentary from his hospital bed the night following the mauling. “Although it was a d...head shark it was pretty nice to let go and not finish the job,” he said. In November last year 58-year-old Charles Cernobori died after being attacked by a 3m shark at Broome’s famous Cable Beach. Troy Ridley, who pulled Mr Cernobori from the water after the attack described was convinced the attacked was either a bull shark or bronze whaler. “Tiger sharks are quite distinctive. I’ve seen a lot of tiger sharks before out diving and fishing. Personally, I don’t think it was a tiger shark. I do think it was a bull shark or a bronze whaler,” he said. “I wasn’t too concerned about the shark even though I could see the dorsal. The length of it it was quite a decent sized shark but more of my concern was to obviously offer assistance to the gentleman.” The fatal attack was the first to strike at the iconic Kimberley beach in almost three decades. Just weeks later surfer Sam Heseltine survived an attack by an unidentified shark while surfing at the same beach. Mr Heseltine said he was fortunate to escape with only a small cut and that he would not be deterred from entering the water again.