INJURED — 18 December 2006 — Winkipop, Melbourne, Australia — surfer attacked

Peter Galvin, 25, was attacked by what witnesses described as 2.5 to 3 metre white pointer shark while surfing at Winkipop near Bells Beach, Melbourne, Australia.

The attack took place at dusk on 18 December 2006.

According to The Age Galvin received puncture wounds to the top of his calf and a major gash under his knee when he was attacked about 8pm.

He made his own way back to shore where bystanders tried to stem the blood flood flow while his surfing friend called paramedics.

Paramedics treated him at the scene before an air ambulance took him to Royal Melbourne Hospital.

A police spokeswoman at nearby Torquay told the newspaper: “A tooth was found in his wetsuit. He had been bitten from behind, resulting in wounds to his upper thigh and lower calf. He was very lucky to escape without being more seriously injured.”

Sources:
The Age

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