Pesky Aussie sharks, again. (3 Viewers)



Surfer vanishes in suspected shark attack in Australia

Associated PressOctober 9, 2020

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A surfer vanished in a suspected shark attack on Friday off the Australian southwest coast, police said.
A surfboard was found at Wylie Bay near the town of Esperance and a search was underway for the man who had been riding it, a police statement.
Ambulance officers reported the suspected shark attack at Kelp Beds Beach late Friday morning.
"A witness called to say they saw a shark attack a person,” ambulance service spokeswoman Joanne Hill said. “We went to the scene. I understand they still haven’t found anybody.”

A 17-year-old girl was killed by a shark at the same spot in 2017.
In 2014, a 23-year-old man was also attacked by a shark off the beach, losing his arm and other hand.
A 57-year-old diver was killed by a great white shark off Esperance in January. His body was never found.
Pro surfer Matt Wilkinson had a close encounter with a great white shark off Ballina on the Australian east coast on Wednesday. A drone video showed the shark come to within inches of Wilkinson’s feet as he paddled his board before suddenly darting away.


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Great way to disappear. Buy a used board, walk up n down the beach telling everyone you can't surf for shit but are going to. Then shot the board in the sea and change your name etc and move to fuck knows where. I'd go to dubai if I was a billionaire. Do anything just about. Except get blozzers in taxis


A “monster shark” yanked Andrew Sharpe off his surfboard by the leg Friday as the 52-year-old surfed with friends off a western Australia beach, 9 News reported.

His friends paddled over to try to pull Sharpe from the water but the 13-foot shark returned and dragged him underwater, according to the station. He never resurfaced.

A three-day search for Sharpe off Kelp Beds Beach recovered only his damaged surfboard and a few shreds of his wetsuit before being called off Sunday, The West Australian reported.

“We don’t hold any ongoing hope, unfortunately, for Mr. Sharpe’s survival,” Senior Sgt. Justin Tarasinski said, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.


Sharpe, a well-known surfer in nearby Esperance, southwest of Perth, had been surfing with seven friends when the shark attacked, according to the station.

“We know the deal when we go surfing. It is what it is, but you hope it never happens to you or anyone that you know,” said friend Scott Docherty, 9 News reported.

“He was an experienced surfer of 40 years and he loved the ocean immensely,” Sharpe’s family said in a statement, The West Australian reported. “He knew the risks and we knew the risks as well.”

Beaches near Esperance remain closed following the 10:45 a.m. attack, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development reported.

A shark had been seen off the beach about 9 a.m. Friday and a warning sign was posted at 9:20 a.m., 7 News reported.

At least six people have died in shark attacks on the Australia coast in 2020, CNN reported. There were none in 2019 and only one in 2018.

In 2017, a shark killed Laeticia Brouwer, 17, as she surfed off Kelp Beds Beach with her father, according to the network.

In 2014, a surfer lost an arm and hand in a shark attack off the beach, The Guardian reported.


These are great days we're living, bros
If there were dinosaurs in the park I wouldn't go there either but some silly cunts would.
you're more likely to get hit by a car or win tattslotto than get eaten by a shark, but it dosent help when you dress like a seal and spash around like one. Wetsuits with crazy coloured rings and stripes, like the posionous shit that sharks won't eat, actually work.

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