Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Surfer 'stable' after shark attack

A 48-year-old surfer has been injured in the second shark attack in a week north of Sydney

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.