Man bitten by shark at Avoca Beach
26 Dec 09 . 11:45am by Emma Herd.
A COPACABANA man was bitten by a shark while playing in the surf with his granddaughter at Avoca Beach on Saturday morning.
The incident happened at about 11am, while the 55-year-old surfboard manufacturer and the toddler were in the water alongside the rock pool.
Surf Life Saving Central Coast director of lifesaving Stuart Harvey said the man felt something on his leg while he was in the water.
``He shook it off and then realised what it was,’’ Harvey said.
``He didn’t get to see the shark but knew what it was due to the lacerations on his leg.’’
The man was treated at the scene and was in good spirits when he was transported to Gosford Hospital.
Harvey said the Lifesaver One rescue helicopter was called in from Sydney and couldn’t see anything in the water upon its arrival.
The beach was expected to be reopened by mid-afternoon. http://express-advocate-gosford.whereil ... oca-beach/