A young surfer is attacked by a shark north of Sydney as major beaches are closed
- Surfer attacked at North Avoca Beach on the NSW Central Coast on Wednesday
- Teenager was bitten on the hand and taken to hospital in stable condition
A young surfer was bitten on the arm by a shark, prompting beaches on the NSW Central Coast to be closed.
The teenager was attacked around 10.30am on Wednesday, with Avoca and North Avoca beaches both closed to the public.
He sustained injuries to his hand and was taken to hospital in stable condition by rescue workers.
The Central Coast Council said a drone operator had been dispatched to North Avoca to scan the area for the shark.
“Our thoughts are with the young surfer who has sustained a wound to his lower right forearm,” the council said.
“We are asking all community members to avoid Avoca and North Avoca Beaches at this time until the DPI and Council can further investigate this incident.”
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11163459/Young-surfer-attacked-shark-Avoca-North-Avoca-beaches-closed-NSW-Central-Coast.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 A young surfer is attacked by a shark with Avoca and North Avoca beaches on the NSW Central Coast closed