A surfer was bitten by a shark in Western Australia.
Eli Zawadzki was hitting the waves off Pyramids Beach in Dawesville October 7, unaware that a shark had been spotted in the area.
Around 5:10 p.m. the 18-year-old sat up on his surf board and a shark grabbed his foot.
He paddled as fast as he could back to shore, knowing that his bleeding foot could attract more sharks to the area.
Paramedics had to cut his brand new $600 wetsuit, which upset him more than begin bitten by a shark.
He was taken to Peel Health Campus where doctors treated the deep lacerations to his right foot and is in stable condition.
While cleaning the wound, paramedics found a shark’s tooth that came from a grey nurse shark, or sand tiger shark as it’s referred to in the United States.
Zawadzki plans on keeping the tooth as a souvenir and was happy to hear from the wetsuit manufacture, who heard about the bite and replaced the damaged wetsuit.
The Department of Fisheries in investigation options on determining if they could locate the shark and whether a catch and kill order should be issued.
The location has been marked on the 2015 shark attack bites tracking map.