The surfer was on his board at a seashore when the shark assault occurred. (Representational)
A surfer was bitten on the leg by a shark off a seashore on Australia’s west coast Sunday, authorities mentioned, the most recent in a spate of latest assaults that noticed one other man killed.
The surfer, aged in his 20s, was on his board at Pyramids Beach south of Perth in Western Australia on Sunday morning when the assault occurred, a fisheries official advised information company AFP.
A witness advised information web site WA Today the person was with one other surfer within the water when a big college of salmon swam previous them and the shark alarm went off.
“He had been attacked on the lower part of the leg, with a couple of meaty bites,” mentioned Damian Baker, who was watching from the shore.
The younger man pulled himself onto a rock after he was bitten, surf lifesavers mentioned. He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening accidents.
State officers confirmed the assault by an “unknown species of shark” in an announcement.
Beaches within the space have been closed and water police have been patrolling the waters, the state fisheries division mentioned.
The assault is the fifth encounter off Australia’s seashores in two months.
A swimmer died final Monday after being mauled by a shark within the Whitsunday islands off Queensland state — the third encounter within the vacationer web site since September.
On Wednesday, a surfer fought off a shark together with his board after being bitten on the leg at Shelly Beach –another common vacationer web site — in New South Wales state.
Experts say assaults are rising as water sports turn into extra common and fish eaten by sharks transfer nearer to shore. Fatalities, nevertheless, stay uncommon.
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