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Woman Fights Off White Pointer At Byron Bay


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Woman fights off white pointer at Byron Bay

A WOMAN has survived an attack by a large white pointer shark at Byron Bay on the NSW far north coast.

The shark knocked the woman out of her surf ski but she fended it off and returned to shore with only an arm wound.

The woman was attacked mid-morning at a well-known surf break known as The Pass, a police spokesman said.

"The shark is described as being an eight to nine foot (about 2.5m) white pointer, and it has knocked her off her surf ski," he said.

"It has then come at her and she has been able to fend it off. At that stage it appears she suffered an injury to her right arm.

"She has been able to climb back into her surf ski and has made it back to shore."

She was taken to hospital and boats were looking for the shark.

People were advised not to go in the water.

Today's attack comes after a tourist was bitten by a shark in remote waters off Cairns

The bronze whaler sank its teeth into the 31-year-old man’s leg as he swam for a charter boat with a fish and his spear gun in his arms at Holmes Reef, about 240km east of Cairns, just before noon on Saturday. .

Edited by MallacootaPete
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