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11/07/2009 Dean Brougham ( Australia )

PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:16 am
by sharkbait
Spearfisherman mauled in shark attack - Sea rescue patrols are warning boats off the southern tip of South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula after a man was bitten by a shark this morning.-


Spearfisherman mauled in shark attack


Sea rescue patrols are warning boats off the southern tip of South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula after a man was bitten by a shark this morning.

Witnesses say the 24-year-old man was part of a group spearfishing at Second Valley, south of Adelaide.

He sustained bites to his hand and ankle, but is conscious and talking to paramedics.

He was treated at the scene before being taken to a local medical centre at Yankalilla.

SA Ambulance says he is now being transferred to the Flinders Medical Centre.

Witnesses report there have been a number of shark sightings in the area during the past three weeks, including one estimated to have measured nearly six metres.

The shark, which attacked today, is thought to have only been about two metres long.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009 ... 736415.htm

Re: 11/07/2009 Dean Brougham ( Australia )

PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:22 pm
by sharkbait
Swimmers put on alert after shark attack

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The man was treated at a local hospital before being taken to Adelaide for surgery.
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The man was treated at a local hospital before being taken to Adelaide for surgery.

Video: Fisherman fights off shark attack (ABC News) Map: Normanville 5204
Related Story: Spearfisherman mauled in shark attack Swimmers have been ordered to stay close to shore around Normanville, south of Adelaide, near the scene of a shark attack this morning.

A school of up to 20 bronze whaler sharks have since been spotted in the area.

This morning, a 24-year-old man was spear fishing with friends at Second Valley when he was bitten on the arm and ankle.

He was treated at a local hospital before being taken to the Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide for surgery.

It is not known what type of shark bit the man, but it was reported to be about two metres long.

Local resident Devon Batt is urging people not to go in the water, with several sharks spotted in the area recently.

"There has been [sightings] over the last three to four weeks and there has been a very large of school of salmon sighted," he said.

This afternoon, surf lifesavers chased the school of bronze whalers out to deeper waters off Normanville.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009 ... ion=justin