Media Release

NSW Police Force

17. October 2014

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Teen sustains minor injuries when bitten by shark – Avoca

Friday, 17 October 2014 08:15:05 AM

A girl sustained minor injuries after she was reportedly bitten by a 1m shark at Avoca Beach this morning.

Police from Brisbane Water Local Area Command have been told the girl was surfing about 6.30am (Friday 17 October 2014), when the shark bit her on the left ankle.

She sustained puncture wounds to her left foot and a cut to her calf.

The girl made her way back to shore and was treated on scene by bystanders, who then drove her to Gosford Hospital. She is reported to be in a stable condition.

Lifesavers are patrolling the beach on jetskis and are advising people to avoid entering the water.

There has been no sign of the shark.

Source: NSW Police