Australia : a man rescues his wife after a bite of shark - The Point

A surf session that turned into a nightmare. In Australia, a woman was bitten several times in the leg by a shark. Her husband was then very quickly responded b

Australia : a man rescues his wife after a bite of shark - The Point

A surf session that turned into a nightmare. In Australia, a woman was bitten several times in the leg by a shark. Her husband was then very quickly responded by assenant several punches at the shark until it releases his leg. The events took place on Saturday 15 August in the morning on a beach of Port Macquarie, located four hours north of Sydney.

"His companion was forced to strike him repeatedly until he let go," said police in a press release. The emergency services were provided on the beach the first aid to the surfer of 35 years, which was then transported by air to a major hospital so that she has surgery. A witness, who surfed not far away when the attack occurred, called this man "a hero" for having the courage to face this white shark that could measure up to three metres long.

" He started to attack the shark that would not let up, said Jed Toohey the Daily Telegraph. "He saved her life... it was really incredible. "The husband of the thirty-year-old, Mark Rapley, was keen to minimize his exploits, claiming to the daily that he" had done what anyone would have done at this time ". Australia is one of the countries in the world where the attacks of sharks are the most common. Since the beginning of the year, five of them were fatal. In July, a shark attacked a 10-year old boy who was on a fishing boat off the coast of Tasmania. The young boy survived, thanks to his father, who jumped into the water to save him.

Updated Date: 16 August 2020, 10:33

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