Lennox shark attack - just a mackerel kiss

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thermalben started the topic in Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 at 10:27am

Initial report: 

"A YOUNG girl has been taken to Lismore Base Hospital with “a serious injury to her wrist” after a suspected shark attack at Lennox Head this afternoon.

A New South Wales Ambulance Service spokeswoman said “It is quite a significant injury”.

There are some reports the girl’s injury is so severe she may lose her hand.

Updated report:

A SUSPECTED shark attack at Lennox Head is now believed to be a mackerel bite.

Initial reports indicated it was a shark attack, closing the beach and prompting panic throughout the small beachside community.

Meanwhile a NSW police spokeswoman said the surfer had “a scratch on her thumb”.


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thermalben Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 at 10:33am

Oh, this is getting better by the minute. From one of many international news sites:

Australia: 10-Year-Old Girl Survives Giant Mackerel Attack on New South Wales Coast


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Sheepdog Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 at 10:52am

WARNING!!!! GRAPHIC CONTENT!!! This would have to be the most serious mackeral injury I have ever seen - not for the faint hearted.....

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Craig Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 at 10:54am


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southey Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 at 4:32pm

In semi related " media frenzy " . Local media reports
Of " surfer punching shark " at Jan Juc ....