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10/21/2004 John Gresham (Australia)

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:37 pm
by Guest
10/21/2004 John Gresham 59
Right foot lacerated Stockton Beach New South Wales Australia Surfing Afternoon 8' Bronze whaler

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:48 pm
by sharkbait
Australian surfer shrugs off shark attack

October 22 2004 at 09:27AM

Sydney - An Australian surfer has vowed not to desert his sport despite narrowly escaping the jaws of a shark that singled him out for attack at Stockton Beach in the New South Wales town of Newcastle.

John Gresham, 59, was surfing with his son and eight others on Thursday when the 2,5-metre-long shark snapped at his board and catapulted him into the air.

"I've never had nothing like this happen and I hope I never do again," he said. "I'll go back in the water but I'll probably wait a couple of weeks."

Gresham's only reminder of his lucky escape was a cut on his foot. - Sapa-dpa ... 222835B223