Shark Attack At Bulls Paddock NSW

1 Dec 2016 25

The surfboard again potentially saves the life of a surfer, Photo provided

The surfboard again potentially saves the life of a surfer, Photo provided

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65-year-old surfer Col Rowland is the latest NSW shark attack victim this morning. The attack occurred at the Bulls Paddock, south of Forster on the mid-north coast at 9.20am. 

The man has suffered lacerations to his arm and foot before making his way to shore where he was treated by paramedics and airlifted to Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition. His board was severely damaged; snapped in half and has large teeth marks and indentations.

SEE ALSO: Nick Carroll On, The Mid North Coast Crew Were Waiting For This To Happen

Sharks are regularly seen in the area but there hasn’t been an attack at Bulls Paddock before. The last attack in the area was on a surfer in 2009. It was non-fatal and at Sandbar, 25km south of today's attack.

Surf Life Saving NSW and the Police have advised that Seven Mile Beach will be closed until further notice. 

Vic Peddemors of the NSW DPI, highlighted in the Coastalwatch Live Shark Discussion just how many sharks we are seeing due to the increased monitoring of the species with aerial patrols and recording. Watch full discussion below.


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