BH-20180416-62626-AUS – Biological Hazard – Australia – Australia – New-Zealand

A surfer mauled by a shark Monday off southwest Australia managed to swim to shore despite serious injuries to both of his legs, an official and a witness said. The man was surfing at Gracetown around 8 a.m. when he was attacked, St. John Ambulance spokesman Dennis Bertoldo said. He was treated on the beach by paramedics before he was flown by helicopter 250 kilometers (160 miles) to a hospital in the city of Perth, Bertoldo said. The hospital described the victim's condition as stable. He is in his 30s. The attack prompted the World Surf League to postpone the nearby Margaret River Pro ...

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