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Teenage surfer stable after shark attack at Australian beach

Teenage surfer stable after shark attack at Australian beach

Four shark attacks in the Ballina area have required hospital treatment since that tragedy and there have been many more near-misses, Mr Wright said.

Emergency services were called to the beach off Lighthouse Parade just after 9am on Monday to reports that a 17-year-old male had been bitten on his right leg.

Surf Life Saving NSW have confirmed the attack and said all beaches in the area have been closed for safety reasons.

Ninety-eight shark attacks were reported globally previous year - the highest number ever recorded, according research at the University of Florida.

A teenager was recovering in hospital today after a shark attacked him while surfing at a beach in Australia.

Images shared by the Department of Primary Industries on its SharkSmart Twitter account show lifesavers pushing a great white shark, described as being 3.5-metres long, out to sea not long after the attack.

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A trial attempt to install 2,300 feet of eco-friendly "shark net" in the water to keep sharks away from the beach was cancelled because of rough water conditions and maintenance issues.

Despite multiple bites on his thigh, he managed to make it back to shore with the help of other surfers.

"The beaches in all of the Ballina Shire have been shut for 24 hours and there's now a helicopter on the way to do aerial surveillance".

SLSNSW said the species of the shark had not yet been detected, but scientists would be investigating further.

It is unclear whether a Great White was responsible for the attack.

There have been 19 shark attacks between Byron Bay and Evans Head between 2000 and 2015. Police also said a 13ft (4m) great white was spotted off Lighthouse Beach later in the morning.

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