INJURED – Flinders, Victoria, Australia – 25 November 2005 – surfer attacked

Tom Bourke, 18, was bitten by a shark while surfing with friends at Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. The attack happened shortly before 6pm on Friday 25 November.

According to media reports Bourke told police the shark was 1.8 metres long, but he didn’t know the species.

His friends drove him to Rosebud Hospital. He suffered two wounds to one leg.

“I didn’t go underneath, I got pulled off the board but I didn’t go underneath the water,” Bourke reportedly told Southern Cross Radio.

There were no futher details in the report.


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