'I just punched it in the face!' British doctor fights off shark after it BITES his arm

A BRITISH doctor surfing in Australia fought off a shark with a punch on the nose by channelling the spirit of a professional surfer who had done exactly the same thing.

Charlie Fry, 25, who moved to Sydney two months ago for work, was surfing at Avoca beach north of the city on Monday when the shark leapt out of the water and bit his arm. 

He said he heard a “massive thud” and initially thought it was a friend playing around.

He said: “I turned to the right and I saw a shark’s head come out of the water with its teeth and I just punched it in the face.

"I got back on my board, shouted at my friends who were...
source: Express