02/07/2002 Paul McNamara ( Australia )

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02/07/2002 Paul McNamara ( Australia )

Postby sharkbait » Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:57 am

A 35-year-old man has had a harrowing encounter with a shark while paddling a kayak in the habor waters just a few kilometers west of downtown Sydney.

Feb.07.20002

SYDNEY, Australia
-- A 35-year-old man has had a harrowing encounter with a shark while paddling a kayak in the habor waters just a few kilometers west of downtown Sydney.

The man was in in his kayak Thursday evening near the Cabarita Marina in the Parramatta River when the shark struck.

He was thrown into the water by the impact and then hit in the chest by the shark, which then began circling him as he swam for help.

The man was able to climb onto a nearby navigational buoy and was rescued by a passing fishing boat.

Water Police examining the kayak found a large bite mark and part of a tooth imbedded in the stern. The man suffered bruising and minor lacerations in the attack, police said.
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