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02/13/2011 Male ( Australia )

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:04 am
by helmi
Fisherman's shark catch bites back at Noosa
* Brooke Baskin
* From: The Courier-Mail
* February 14, 2011 10:09AM

IT was a case of the catch of the day fighting back.

An angler at Noosa was rushed to Noosa Hospital by ambulance yesterday after he was bitten on the calf by a small shark.

The man was fishing with his son off Sunshine Beach when they pulled the shark, about 1m in length, aboard their small tinny at 10.40am.

When the fisherman tried to unhook the shark from his line, it bit him.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the man’s injuries were minor.

"It was a small shark, they caught it and it has thrashed about and grabbed a chunk of calf,’’ he said.

"It was a fairly minor laceration, to the best of my knowledge.’’

Although injured, the man was able to drive his boat back to shore to meet waiting paramedics at Munna Point boat ramp.

The incident was phoned in by the Noosa Volunteer Coast Guard. ... 6005617068