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07/19/2007 Angus Chapman (Australia)

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:07 pm
by sharkbait
Shark attacks boy off Cocos Islands
July 20, 2007 11:37pm

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy was attacked by a shark while snorkelling off the Cocos Islands, about 2750km northwest of Perth.

The boy, who was lucky to escape critical injuries, was swimming at a popular snorkelling spot at Direction Island when he felt the shark tugging at his leg, the ABC reported tonight.

It was unclear how severe the shark bite was.

The teenager was tonight being flown to Royal Perth Hospital for medical treatment.,23599,22 ... 77,00.html