North Avoca Shark Attack

Add a comment January 19th, 2012  

North Avoca Shark Attack, An Australian swimmer is recovering in hospital after being attacked by a tiger shark in what is the country’s second attack in two days and third this month.

The 26-year-old man was snorkelling in a lagoon in Western Australia’s Coral Bay when the 3m (10ft) shark bit into his arm, leaving him with severe wounds.

Royal Flying Doctor Service spokeswoman Joanne Hill said a doctor was assessing him, but his injuries were not life-threatening and he was in a stable condition.

The man, who is a tour operator, was due to be flown to Perth for further treatment.

Tiger sharks are one of the most aggressive species and have been responsible for deaths in the past.

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