Surfer 'stable' after shark attack
Published 24/03/2011 | 05:22
A 48-year-old surfer has been injured in the second shark attack in a week north of Sydney, Australia.
Ambulance service spokesman Craig Pusser said the man was surfing off rocks near Crowdy Head when his right arm was mauled by a shark.
He said the surfer was in a stable condition when a rescue helicopter flew him to a hospital in Newcastle city.
A 24-year-old woman was flown to the same hospital on March 16 after she was mauled by a shark while wakeboarding behind a speed boat about 27 miles south of Crowdy Head at Nelson Bay.
There is no information on whether the same shark could be responsible for both attacks.