Wednesday, July 23, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 2 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Second Aussie surfer this month attacked by shark

By Associated Press

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.


 Print   Email   Comment | View 2 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
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
Breaking News