Page 1 of 1

11/18/2007 Unknown Male (Australia)

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:35 am
by sharkbait
Shark bites fisherman’s finger

19th November 2007, 11:15 WST

A man has been bitten on the finger by a reef shark he was trying to untangle from a fishing net in Western Australia’s north.

Police said the 32-year-old man was fishing in a tidal creek about five kilometres from Wickham in the Pilbara region yesterday.

He caught several reef sharks that became entangled in his fishing nets and, while trying to pull one, out was bitten on the right middle finger, police said.

It was not clear at what time the incident occurred.

The man was taken to the nearby Roebourne Hospital, where he received eight stitches.

He was not seriously injured and did not lose his finger. ... ntID=47476

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:36 am
by sharkbait
Shark attacks man off WA coast
A man attacked by a shark off the Pilbara coast, in the north of Western Australia, has been been taken to hospital.

The victim was taken to Roebourne Hospital by four-wheel-drive after being attacked yesterday at Wickham, north of Karratha.

It is understood the incident occured about 4:30pm.

The hospital has not released any details of the man's injuries.

However, they are not believed to be life-threatening.