In Australia, a woman was attacked by a shark in Sydney Harbor. The predatory fish was probably a bull shark, the AAP news agency reported, citing eyewitnesses and experts. The attack occurred at sunset off Elizabeth Bay, a well-known bay not far from the center with the opera house and harbor bridge. The 29-year-old victim, who suffered serious injuries to his right leg, was swimming near a jetty when the shark bit, they said.
Helpers who rushed to the scene later described the scene: "Lauren, the victim, pulled himself up the side of the dock and tried to get to safety," said a resident. "Her leg was kind of hanging behind her - the water behind her was red all over with blood." The sight was terrible.
A veterinarian immediately administered first aid and applied special bandages to the woman to stop the bleeding. The veterinarian most likely saved the life of the injured, praised local Health Minister Ryan Park. The woman was then taken to a nearby hospital. Her condition was said to be stable.
Shark attacks in Sydney Harbor are extremely rare. "It is likely that bull sharks come from Queensland waters to New South Wales and Sydney in the summer and autumn months to search for food," the ABC quoted shark researcher Amy Smoothey as saying. Towards the evening the animals often move to shallower waters. The authorities asked the population not to swim in the harbor for the time being.