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Second Aussie surfer this month attacked by shark

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 06:16 a.m. HST, Jan 18, 2012



SYDNEY >> A 44-year-old surfer suffered serious wounds to his thigh and buttocks in Australia’s second shark attack this month.

Australia normally has about three shark attacks per year — one of them fatal — but there already have been two attacks so far this year, off the east coast.

Paramedic David Morris says the man was attacked Wednesday off Newcastle, 80 miles north of Sydney.

Witnesses say a great white or bull shark is believed responsible.

Morris says two life guards brought the man to shore, where he was taken by ambulance to a Newcastle hospital in serious condition.

A 28-year-old man survived a shark bite on an arm while surfing off North Avoca, about 55 miles (90 kilometers) north of Sydney, on Jan. 3.

 







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Vivgie wrote:
You eat my fins. I eat you. Remember this. We wuz heah foist.
on January 18,2012 | 07:50AM
Changalang wrote:
"Taste good, send more." said the man in the gray suit. At least in Australia the locals can't be eaten by their own Aumakua.
on January 18,2012 | 02:50PM
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