A 10-year-old boy is recovering after emergency surgery to repair damage from a shark attack at a WA tourist hotspot.
Brianna Dugan and Sarah Steger
A 10-year-old boy is in a stable condition in hospital after he was bitten by a 2m shark while snorkelling at Coral Bay yesterday.
A Coral Bay tour guide has recalled the heart-stopping moment he heard a spear fisherman’s scream for help after a shark bit his son on the foot.
A marine tour operator has revealed how one of his employees bravely swam to the rescue of a young boy attacked by a shark while spearfishing off Coral Bay.
A boy is being flown to a Perth hospital after being attacked by a bronze whaler while snorkelling near the holiday town this morning.
Sarah Steger and Daryna Zadvirna
A shark warning has been issued for beaches in Perth this afternoon, after a great white shark was detected almost a dozen times along the coast this morning.
For a split second, Brett Highlands thought he was going to die when a 3m shark latched onto his arm while he was spearfishing north of Broome. But then instinct kicked in — and he fought back.
“It was the chomping effect that I really felt,” Brett Highlands tells 7NEWS in an exclusive interview tonight at 6pm. “Just a wild animal attached to my arm.”
A man mauled by a 3m tiger shark north of Broome fought off the predator with a spear gun after it latched on to his arm.
Broome local Brett Highlands has been flown to Perth after being mauled by a three metre tiger shark more than 500m offshore this morning — on his 48th birthday.
Caitlyn Rintoul and Tom Zaunmayr
‘We were sitting directly in front of where it happened on the beachfront.’
It is believed the man was diving with friends off a boat about 500m offshore when the predator, believed to be a 3m tiger shark, attacked.
A man in his 50s has died after being attacked by a 4.5m great white shark while surfing at Tuncurry Beach on the NSW mid-north coast.
Research from Florida State University has found that sharks traverse the world's oceans using earth's magnetic field as a navigation aid.
The drumline trial to catch and release sharks lurking near south west beaches will end this month after catching just two — at a cost of $3 million each — over two years.
A 2.5m tiger shark was spotted in shallow waters near Fremantle’s Port Beach this evening.
Personal electronic shark deterrents could save the lives of more than 1000 Australians across the next 50 years, according to new research into mitigating attacks.
Shark attack survivor Jackson Howson has relived the terrifying moment a ‘d...head shark’ latched onto his leg while he was spearfishing — and how he looked down to see his ‘calf hanging everywhere’.
UPDATE: The young spearfisherman who punched a shark then swam 100m to safety after suffering a serious bite wound near Coral Bay is recovering in hospital after having surgery on his leg.
Emily Moulton, Phil Hickey and Cassidy Mosconi
A man in his 20s has been bitten by a shark while spearfishing in waters near Coral Bay.
Swimmers in Esperance have been warned after a spearfisherman had a terrifying close call with a 2.5m great white shark.
Gary May has revealed how a birthday paddle ended in panic when a shark latched onto the Perth grandfather’s board 300 metres off the Yallingup coast yesterday.
A South West paddleboarder has recounted the shock moment he was flung into the ocean to come face-to-face with a shark, 400 metres from the safety of the shore.
Phil Hickey and Brianna Dugan
The 75-year-old man who was knocked from his board while paddleboarding in Yallingup has shared the moment he was face-to-face with one of the ocean’s deadliest predators.
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