‘There was blood all over the boat’: horror as shark spear fisherman near tourist hotspot Mauls before brave girlfriend makes a life-or-death attack to save his life
- A man in his twenties was bitten by a shark on a beach in Western Australia on Saturday
- The spear fisherman sustained injuries to his legs after being bitten at approximately 12:15 pm
- The shark attack took place about 500 to 1,000 meters offshore near Coral Bay
- The man’s girlfriend desperately sent their boat to shore to seek help
A spear fisherman who was bitten by a shark in a popular tourist spot recovers in the hospital after his brave girlfriend is dashed to death to save his life.
The man sustained a 5 to 8 cm calf wound when he was attacked on Saturday at around 12:15 p.m. near Coral Bay, 1,200 kilometers north of Perth.
Obviously, the man, who is in his twenties, was bitten by a whaler or bull shark about 500 to 1,000 meters offshore, south of Warroora Station.
The man’s girlfriend had to get behind the wheel of the boat to send him to help.
A spear fisherman who was bitten by a shark in a popular tourist spot recovers in the hospital after his brave girlfriend is dashed to death to save his life. Pictured: The man will receive medical treatment on Saturday
Witness Nick Hardie was fishing nearby when he saw the victim and his partner wind their way, The Western Australian reported.
“We saw this white boat rushing towards us and we were a little confused,” Mr. Hardie said.
“We saw that there was a man in the floor of the boat and there was blood all over the boat.”
Mr. Hardie said his boat was the first the couple encountered after the shark attack.
The girlfriend explained that the spear fisherman had been bitten and added, “I can’t drive this boat.”
‘We followed them up the boat ramp and then parked next to them and I jumped on their boat. She was a little nervous and didn’t really know how to drive it and it was on the ground, so I parked the boat against the dock by the boat ramp, ”Mr. Hardie said.
Witness Nick Hardie (pictured) was fishing nearby when he saw the victim and his partner swing their way
The victim, who was ‘quite pale’, was lifted onto the scaffolding before ambulance personnel arrived and took over.
A spokesperson for the St. John Ambulance said the man was taken to the Coral Bay Nursing Post with non-life-threatening injuries.
He is expected to be taken to hospital in Perth by airlift on Saturday evening.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development was notified of the attack at around 1:40 PM and is currently coordinating a response with local authorities.
“Be extra careful around Warroora Station,” said DPIRD.
“Adhere to beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers, Parks and Wildlife Service officers, or Surf Life Saving WA.”
Surf Life Saving WA previously tweeted that an unidentified shark was sighted at 12:20 p.m., 750 meters offshore, near Coral Bay.
The incident took place about 500 to 1,000 meters offshore south of Warroora Station. Pictured: A woman is swimming in Coral Bay