Surfer Bitten by a Shark near Byron Bay

A surfer has been bitten by a shark near Byron Bay, Australia. Jade Fitzpatrick was surfing with a mate off Suffolk Park and Broken Head around 7 a.m. October 24 when the incident occurred. “I just felt something whack me at the back of my board and . . . I saw the tail come out and it went straight down,” the 36-year-old told 7 News. The shark, possibly a great white, came from underneath Fitzpatrick’s board which took the brunt of the attack. Fitzpatrick was knocked into the water,…

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Boy Bitten By a Wobbeggong Shark

A twelve-year-old boy was bitten by a wobbegong shark in Australia today. The young man was north of Byron bay at First Sun Beach just after midday when he was bitten on the foot. The wound was minor and though emergency personal were not required, his parents did take him to the hospital as a precaution. He should have a rapid recovery from the small puncture wound. Wobbegong sharks are normally docile and usually only bite in defense.  They are extremely flexible and can reach around to bite anyone choosing…

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