Shark Attack At Popular West Australian Surf Spot
The beach remained closed for two days.
Over the weekend, a 75-year-old West Oz paddle boarder named Gary May survived a shark attack. May was paddling out to a popular break in Yallingup when the incident occurred.
The shark, which has yet to be identified, bit into Gary’s board and shook him into the water. He wrote on social media:
“Halfway out in the deep water channel to the north, kneeling up paddling, my board was struck suddenly with enough force to fling me forward and onto a head that had the whole rail in its mouth. I jumped back onto the board real quick, losing the paddle in the process. Another surfer shot past me on a wave, which tipped me off again. As he paddled back, I warned him and we paddled back in together after I recovered my paddle five metres away.”
Officials issued a shark warning for the area and closed the beaches. Local scientists are currently analyzing the bite marks on May’s paddleboard.
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