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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Video: Spearfishermen have close encounter with a shark

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A couple of spearfisherman had a close encounter with a shark in Western Australia. Tim Van Beelen was fishing with The Horny Spearos boat off the coast of Coral Bay in the video posted January 23. Van Beelen had just speared a fish and was reeling it in when a hungry shark showed up. ***Language Warning**** The shark took advantage of situation and started munching on the free meal. The spear fisherman pulled on his line as the shark was eating the fish before quickly releasing it and distancing himself…

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Spearfisherman Bitten by a Shark in Australia

A spearfisherman has been bitten by a shark in Australia. Brad Vale was spearfishing with three friends off the coast of Coral Bay when he was bitten. The 19-year-old Albany teenager had is GoPro camera filming as he dove down and a 5 foot (1.5m) shark started circling him. “I dived down and just sort of sat down at the bottom and a shark came in on me,” he told Perth Now. “He got a bit close then did a big turn at me and charged so I gave him…

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