News Release

NSW Police Force

13. November 2017

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A man has been injured while surfing at Avoca Beach today after being hit by what he described as a 2m shark.

The man was surfing with three others 20m-40m offshore when it jumped out of the water and hit him in the right shoulder about 4pm (Monday 13 November 2017).

The 25-year-old man was taken to Gosford Hospital by his friends after he sustained scratches and a puncture wound. His injuries are not considered serious.

Avoca Beach and North Avoca will be closed for 24 hours.

Source: NSW Police Force