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A teenager was mauled by a shark while spear fishing off Australia’s northern coast on Sunday, the authorities said.
7-year-old boy was bitten on his arm and leg about 18 miles offshore from Nhulunbuy, a city in Northern Territory, according to police in the region.
The teenager was treated by paramedics at the site and then air transport to the Royal Darwin Hospital who suffered “deep lacerations”, told a caretaker spokesperson Guardian.
“I believe the people on the boat [did] have a fantastic job to stop the bleeding and give him first aid before the arrival of paramedics,” said Craig Garraway of St. John Ambulance ABC. 19659005] The Australian network also reports that officials believe that the boy was attacked by a rifle.
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Garraway said he could not recall a shark attack it he Northern Territory before.
The latest event is coming on the heel of another shark attack where a man was bitten on the beach on Saturday south of Wollongong in Australia.
The 24-year-old learned how to surf at the time.
He had wounds on his hand and calf and later to St. George Hospital.