Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Shark Attack Near Gracetown

Surfers look back at the swell on Cowaramup Bay in Gracetown. Source File pic Getty Images Surfers look back at the swell on Cowaramup Bay in Gracetown. Source File pic Getty Images
Ellis Copeland | 16 April, 2018, 14:41

The Argentinian-born 37-year-old was treated on the beach by paramedics before he was flown 160 miles by helicopter to a hospital in the city of Perth, Bertoldo says.

Surf photographer Peter Jovic told the ABC that the man body-surfed to the beach after a shark pushed him off his board.

The Margaret River Pro global surfing competition which is taking place nearby has been put on hold while organisers wait for information from local authorities.

BC-AS-Australia-Shark Attack, 1st Ld-Writethru, 265Surfer mauled by shark swims to shore despite leg injuriesEds: Adds detail and witness accountA surfer mauled by a shark off southwest Australia managed to swim to shore despite serious injuries to both of his legs, an official and a witness said. "The #MargiesPro is on hold while we work with local authorities".

"There was a lot more thrashing around after that, it was pretty hard to see what was going on".

The contest was initially put on hold with organisers saying the "safety of our surfers and staff is a top priority". "We have mitigation protocols in place and will be enhancing those when competition resumes".

A spokeswoman for the event said the surf contest was under way at Margaret River's main break at the time of the attack.

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Friends used the rope from the victim's board and gave him first aid until emergency crews arrived from Margaret River within six minutes, a St John Ambulance spokesman told AAP.

#BREAKING #SHARKATTACK The patient from the Gracetown incident is a male aged in his 30s.

It has been reported by local media that he was "conscious and breathing" during the rescue.

The Department of Fisheries sent officers to investigate the incident. It was a large shark and from the way it was behaving, it would have been a white pointer.

"The surfers that helped him in got tourniquets on his legs as soon as they got on the shallow reef, and then other people came down from the carpark and put him onto a surfboard and carried him up to the carpark", he said. A four meter shark was later spotted nearby.

A surfer was killed by a shark at Gracetown in 2013.

All three were surfers.

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