Avoca Beach closed after Shark attack

Man taken to Gosford.

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UPDATE: The DPI has ordered Avoca and North Avoca beaches be closed across today, following yesterday's attack.

While the victim, 25 year old doctor and British expat Charlie Friar, has told Channel Nine the shark leapt out of the water and bit his shoulder, while he was surfing 20 to 40 metres offshore with friends.

He then reportedly punched the shark.



EARLIER: There's been a minor Shark attack at the Lagoon at Avoca Beach around 4 this afternoon, with a surfer taken to Gosford Hospital.

Surf Lifesaving Reports the man suffered three puncture wounds to his upper shoulder and was treated by Council lifeguards before NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived.

The injuries are believed to be relatively minor. 

North Avoca and Avoca beaches are currently closed as a result.

It follows four sharks being sighted off Copacabana beach by a drone last night.


13 November 2017

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