Tasmania: 10 year-old boy stable after shark attack

News Release

Ambulance Tasmania

16. July 2020

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A 10 year-old boy has been taken to the North West Regional Hospital following a shark attack this afternoon off Stanley on Tasmania’s North West Coast.

The boy, from the North-West, was aboard a six-metre vessel on a fishing expedition about five kilometres from shore with his father and two other men when a shark grabbed him from the boat.

The boy’s father jumped into the water at which point the shark swam off.

The boy, who was wearing a personal flotation device, suffered lacerations to his arm, and other cuts to his chest and head.

He is in a stable condition.

Source: Ambulance Tasmania (Facebook)

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