Australian Man Punches Great White Shark to Save Wife

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A woman surfing off of Shelly Beach in Port Macquarie, Australia was attacked by a 10-ft great white shark on Saturday morning. The shark managed to inflict “several lacerations” to Chantelle Doyle’s leg before her husband, also surfing nearby, jumped off of his board and repeatedly punched the shark when it wouldn’t release Chantelle’s leg. He then assisted her to shore where she was treated by paramedics and taken to a nearby hospital. She is in stable condition. “This fella paddled over and jumped off his board onto the shark and hit it to get it to release her and then assisted her back into the beach,” said Steven Pearce, chief executive officer of Surf Life Saving NSW. “Pretty full-on, really heroic.”

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