Great white shark attacks surfer, minor injury.

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A great white shark attacked a surfer who some have called “the luckiest man on earth”. Abe McGrath was at Main Beach off Iluka in New South Wales September 10 around 6:00 a.m. The 35-year-old was lying on his board approximately 328 yards north of the Illuka wall when the shark shot up from underneath. “The impact lifted him up. The shark was coming from the deep and hit (Abe’s board) with its nose and opened its mouth and latched on the board,” fellow surfer Bryce Cameron told The Daily…

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Surfer fights off great white shark

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A surfer had a close up encounter with a great white shark off an Australian beach. Marcel Brundler was hitting the waves August 29 off Cathedral Rock, near Lorne southwest of Melbourne. The 37-year-old was talking to his surfing partner as they floated 10 to 15 meters offshore in the water, when something big popped out of the water. “At first I didn’t think anything of it, we have lots of dolphins in the water here, but then I realised it was big, much bigger,” Mr Brundler told The Age.…

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Video: Man tries to lasso shark gets bitten

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A man trying to lasso a shark was bitten by the shark he was trying to lasso. Josh Neille was on a fishing boat off the coast of north Queensland, Australia when they caught a nine-foot lemon shark. Neille, who runs a wildlife shelter, wrote that he was trying to help the shark and prevent its death. “The fisherman that hooked this shark had planned to gaff it to land the shark and do what means to retrieve their gear which would result in it most likely being killed.” He…

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11-foot shark takes pet dog off Australian beach

11-foot shark has taken a pet dog off an Australian beach.

An estimated 11-foot shark has taken a pet dog off an Australian beach. The rescue dog named Molly was playing with her owners around 2:30 p.m. on February 26 in Kurnell. Her owner, Nigel and his wife rescued Molly from the pound and had taken her to the leash-free area of Bonna Point Reserve to play. Around 3 p.m. Molly was fetching a stick in the water when she was taken by an estimated 11-foot (3.5m) shark. “We were just throwing the stick in the water. The tide was really…

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Bull shark bite reported in Coral Bay

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A bull shark bite has been reported near Coral Bay, Western Australia. A woman was snorkeling around 10 a.m. February 26 when she was bitten on the hand by a 5-foot (1.5m) bull shark. She was approximately 66 feet (20m) offshore of Point Maud when she was bitten. The unidentified woman was able to swim back to shore where she received first aid at a nurse’s station before being transported for secondary care, which reportedly included stitches. The shark bite was reported February 27, and Fisheries officers are investigating the…

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Spearfisherman severely injured by a shark

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A spearfisherman has been severely injured by a shark in off Hinchinbrook Island in northern Queensland, Australia. Glenn Dickson had just jumped into the water from a rock when he was bitten several times by what was possibly a bull or tiger shark on February 17. Friends of the 26-year-old heard his screams and quickly pulled him from the water. Dickson was bitten several times on the leg and was rapidly losing blood. One of his friends, who is an ex-serviceman and is trained in first aid, tied a tourniquet…

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Diver mauled by a shark off Queensland

A freediver has been mauled by a shark off the coast of Queensland, Australia on January 21. Craig de Witwas was diving in roughly 49 feet (15m) deep water around 60 nautical miles east of Murray Island when he was bitten from behind by a 13-foot (4m) bull shark at 12:40 p.m. The 55-year-old had lacerations on his left bicep, stomach, chest and right hand. Mr. Witwas was able to swim back to his vessel, the Golden Dawn. Crew members helped him out of the water and an off-duty paramedic administered…

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