INJURED – 3 January 2012 — North Avoca Beach, New South Wales, Australia – surfer bitten
A 28-year-old surfer – name not released – was bitten on the his right wrist and forarm by a juvenile white shark while surfing at North Avoca Beach, near Gosford, New South Wales, Australia. The incident happened about 8pm on Tuesday 3 January 2012.
According to an eye witness, the shark bit onto his right arm while he was lying on his surfboard. He used his left hand to hit the shark on the snout and it swam away. He suffered a 5cm wound to his right wrist and forearm.
He paddled to shore and was treated by paramedics before being taken to Gosford Hospital where he was reported to be in satisfactory condition.
Video screen grab from BBC News