Man is rushed to hospital with leg injuries after a horrifying shark attack at a Western Australian beach
A spear fisherman has been rushed to hospital after he was bitten by a shark at a Western Australian beach.
The man suffered calf injuries when he was attacked near Coral Bay, 1,200 kilometres north of Perth, at about 12.15pm on Saturday.
The incident occurred about 500 to 1000 metres offshore south of Warroora Station.
It’s understood the man, who is aged in his 20s, was bitten by a whaler or bull shark.
A St John Ambulance spokesperson said the man was taken to Coral Bay Nursing Post with non-life threatening injuries.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development were alerted to the attack at about 1.40pm and are currently coordinating a response with local authorities.
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