INJURED – 20 March 2012 – Nobby Beach, Gold Coast, Australia – surfer bitten

shark bite at Nobby Beach, Gold Coast, Australia

Billy O'Leary lies calmly while paramedics treat his shark bite wound.

Billy O’Leary, 20, suffered a deep 30cm wound to his calf from a bite by a small bull shark while surfing 150 metres off Nobby Beach on the Gold Coast, Australia. The incident occurred around 5.05pm on Tuesday 20 March 2012.

A witness said he was lucky not to lose his leg with the bad bite near the ankle.

It is reported the surfer was doing aerials when he fell on the shark, which experts say was feeding on bait fish inshore.

He paddled to shore and a friend called lifeguards who were on the scene in minutes and managed to stem the bleeding before he was taken to Gold Coast Hospital in an ambulance. He was reported in a stable condition.

No other details were reported.

Sources:

Goldcoast.com.au

Sydney Morning Herald

News.com.au

PIC source:

Channel Nine via Goldcoast.com.au

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One Comment on “INJURED – 20 March 2012 – Nobby Beach, Gold Coast, Australia – surfer bitten”

  1. jeckman1 Says:

    Reblogged this on surfingsc and commented:
    Wow this kid is GRINNING!


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