13 Year Old Teenager Suffers Shark Attack off Australia’s East coast


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A teenage boy was on Monday taken to hospital after being bitten by a shark on the mid-North coast of Australia’s New South Wales (NSW).

NSW Ambulance said they responded to reports of a 13-year-old boy suffering injuries from a suspected shark attack at Town Beach, Port Macquarie.

The teenager was treated for bite wounds to his foot, finger and an upper leg on the scene and was later taken to Port Macquarie Base Hospital.

NSW Ambulance Inspector Susan George said in spite of all the injuries, the boy was in a stable condition.

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“Amazingly, he was in fairly good spirits when our crew arrived and local surf lifesavers did a great job looking when he first came out of the water.

“I would say this young man will have a few stories to tell his mates when he’s well enough to return to school,’’ George said.

Town Beach was closed after the incident.

It is the second shark attack at Port Macquarie this year.

Earlier, a 35-year-old woman suffered severe leg injuries while surfing at Shelly Beach, South of Town Beach in August. (Xinhua/NAN)

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