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A woman who was bitten on the head by a shark at a well-known tourist beach was taken by ambulance to the hospital with "serious" facial injuries.
On Friday, at around 1:20 p.m. local time, paramedics were called to The Esplanade in Port Noarlunga, South Australia, in response to reports of a shark attack.
The 32-year-old woman was taken to the hospital after it was discovered that she was conscious and breathing. It was discovered that she had sustained serious facial injuries. A spokesperson for the local ambulance service described the injuries as “life-threatening”.
Photographs from the scene show swimmers and emergency services holding up tarpaulins around the woman to protect her privacy as she was taken to an ambulance. Several rescue workers, including police officers, were at the scene.
A police spokesperson said: "Police, assisted by other emergency services, evacuated the sea while a search for the shark took place. Following the public's request to return to the water, the search for the shark proved fruitless, he said.
Publications about sharks were provided. On the same stretch of coast last week, witnesses reported seeing a great white shark "wash up and bit" a surfer, leaving the victim for dead in an attack that was called "horrific."
Ian Brophy, 70, was about to jump into the water at Granite Beach in Streaky Bay, South Australia, at around 10.20 a.m. on Tuesday when he heard someone yell "shark".
He witnessed the 55-year-old surfer being "ripped apart" in front of shocked beachgoers. Minutes later, he said, "there was blood everywhere and nothing left" except for the surfer's surfboard after the attack. Brophy said he had "never seen anything like this" in his 60 years of surfing.
Recalling the horrific attack, he told The Advertiser: "When I turned around, the shark took off, swooped over the guy, bit him, bit him, dragged him underwater.
Then he didn't do anything else for a minute or two." Blood splatters and the board flips up. .
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