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Bondi shark attack report

Discussion in 'News & Events' started by Hails, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. Hails

    Hails Well-Known Member

    His gonna have some Awesome scares when that heals :D

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    Scott Wright was attacked by a shark at Bondi Beach on Friday night leaving deep gouges in his arm.

    A swimmer has been bitten by a shark at Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach, leaving him with deep gouges to his arm.

    Scott Wright was swimming at south Bondi Beach, in Sydney's east, last night when he felt a shark bite into his arm, Network Ten reported.

    He made his way ashore after the attack, where he passed out from the pain on some rocks.

    He lay there until this morning when he was found by his girlfriend.

    "The shark attacked me, grabbed hold of my arm and wouldn't let go," Mr Wright told Ten.

    "So I ended up punching him in the nose and trying to fight him off.

    "I thought I was a goner, I thought I was gonna die."

    Surfer Ben Davies, who was at the beach at the time, said the wounds looked like a shark bite.

    "He had these big gouges out of his arm," he said.

    "As soon as I saw the gouges I thought 'He's been bitten by a shark.' "

    Bondi lifeguards said they often saw sharks in deeper water, but rarely through the nets and close to the beach.

    The last attack at Bondi was 70 years ago.

    One lifeguard, who didn't give his name, said Mr Wright could have been killed if the shark had been bigger.

    "That's a shark," the lifeguard said.

    "Not a big one, because he wouldn't have had his arm left."

    Mr Wright is expected to undergo surgery tonight.

    AAP http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/12/15/1197568321893.html