A shark attacked a 32-year-old woman on a beach south of Adelaide, Australia. The woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries, local media reported.
The South Australia Emergency Service said it received a report of a woman bitten on the head by a shark near Port Noarlunga Pier after 1pm local time on Friday. It is part of the City of Onkaparinga local government unit, which is part of the Adelaide metropolitan area, approximately 30 kilometers from the center of the city.
The woman was taken to hospital in Adelaide. An ambulance spokesman said the injuries were “serious” but did not pose a threat to the 32-year-old’s life.
People were evacuated from the water while searching for the shark that attacked the woman. After these had no effect, residents were allowed to return to bathing.
According to witnesses, the woman jumped into the water before the attack.
– Everyone panicked and got out of the water – said Eric Tink, who was on the beach at the time.
– I’ve never seen anything like this here, and I’ve lived here all my life – said another man.
Another tragic accident
As indicated by the website of the Australian public broadcaster ABC News, this situation occurred less than two weeks after the shark attack fatally attacked a 55-year-old surfer near Streaky Bay in South Australia. The man’s body has still not been found. It was the second fatal accident of this type on the Eyre Peninsula this year.
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