Surfer seriously injured in shark attack off southwest Australia coast

A nearby international surfing contest is suspended in the aftermath of the attack, while a number of beaches are also closed.

A surfer has been left with serious injuries to both of his legs after being attacked by a shark off the coast of southwestern Australia.

Local ambulance spokesman Dennis Bertoldo said the man, aged in his 30s, was surfing near Gracetown when he was attacked at around 8am local time on Monday.

He was treated on the beach by paramedics before being flown 160 miles by helicopter to a hospital in Perth, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Photographer Peter...
source: The Sky News

2018-04-16 15:41
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