01/06/2013 - Jake Swaffer - Australia

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01/06/2013 - Jake Swaffer - Australia

Postby alb » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:11 am

Man drives himself to hospital after shark bite.

A man who was bitten by a shark in the north of the state on the weekend drove himself to the hospital for treatment.

Sergeant Gerry Cassidy said a man was bitten while ‘free diving’ near Dampier on the Pilbara coast on Saturday morning.

It is understood that the man did not see the animal bite him, but saw a hammerhead swimming near him after he was bitten.

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The man was bitten on the calf but the extent of his injuries is unknown.
Sergeant Cassidy said the man drove himself to Nickol Bay Hospital in Karratha following the incident.

As well as a number on non-fatal attacks in Western Australia, five people have been killed by sharks in the state since September 2011.

Source: WAToday
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Re: 01/06/2013 - Jake Swaffer - Australia

Postby alb » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:07 pm

Australia police have mercy on Shark attack victim

A traffic patrol officer who pulled over a car on Australia’s west coast let the driver off a speeding ticket after he learned a passenger aboard was a bleeding shark-attack victim, the Western Australian Police said.

The 26-year-old was bitten Saturday by a hammerhead shark while diving at Legendre Island, 40 kilometres north of Dampier, and was being rushed to hospital in Karratha.

He was later flown 1,544 kilometres from Karratha to Perth by the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

“The victim was in the passenger seat,” a police spokeswoman said, noting that the injuries were serious enough for evacuation to Perth but were not considered life-threatening.

She confirmed that no speeding ticket was issued.

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