Man 'punches shark in face' during NSW attack

The beaches have been closed. Source Getty Images  Stock image

A 25-year-old British man escaped from a shark after "punching it in the face" while surfing in Australia, saying his feat was inspired by professional surfer Mick Fanning.

A British doctor was surfing with two friends at Avoca Beach 60 miles north of Sydney, Australia, when a shark bit into his right shoulder in a "terrifying" moment that "only lasted five seconds".

"I saw a shark's head come out of the water... and I just punched it in the face", Charlie Fry has told #9News, after he was attacked on the NSW Central Coast.

"I felt a smack on my right shoulder and when I turned around, the shark breach [ed] and I saw its jaw and teeth coming at me", Fry told The Daily Telegraph.

"So when it happened I was like, 'Just do what Mick did, just punch it in the nose'".

He said he didn't know what breed of shark attacked him. "Thank you very much".

"I just punched it in the face. and just surfed my way in (to shore)", Fry told Australian breakfast television on Tuesday. "I'll get to tell the story for the rest of my life".

Seahawks to sign Byron Maxwell in wake of Richard Sherman injury
In Seattle, Maxwell will attempt to fill the void left by injured Richard Sherman , out for the season with an Achilles injury. He had 61 tackles, two interceptions and five forced fumbles in 15 games with the team over the past two seasons.

NPA urges members to be Antibiotic Guardians as awareness weeks gets underway
If antibiotics are prescribed for you, please ensure that you ask your doctor if they are necessary, and if they are, follow the instructions given to you.

Hitman TV Series Set for Hulu from John Wick Creator Derek Kolstad
Neither movie was well received by the fanbase either, so the television series has nowhere to go but up in terms of quality. Aside from releasing the new Hitman GOTY edition , developer IO Interactive is expanding the franchise further.

He said he did not realise his arm was bleeding until was back on the shore. "I'm literally about to die, '" Fry said.

I was just surfing in going "get in as fast as possible, ride the wave as long as you can and then paddle for your life essentially",' he said.

Charlie Fry, 25, was bitten on the shoulder and suffered scratches during the attack, but his injuries were not serious.

One of the men, who is also a doctor, rushed Dr Fry to Gosford Hospital where they both work.

A three metre shark was located at Avoca shortly after he was attacked.

Avoca Beach and North Avoca have been closed for 24 hours.

Australian surfing legend Fanning was surprised by a great white while competing at Jeffreys Bay in South Africa in 2015 and walked away physically unscathed after fighting it off.

Related:

  • Turkey-Russia solidarity in settling regional crises strengthens their ties: Erdogan

    Turkey-Russia solidarity in settling regional crises strengthens their ties: Erdogan

    Special emphasis will be given to the latest developments in the Syrian cities of Idlib and Afrin, the Turkish president told reporters in Istanbul before his departure for Sochi.
    Devonta Freeman injured in Week 10

    Devonta Freeman injured in Week 10

    Overall this season, Freeman has rushed for 515 yards and five touchdowns while also catching 19 passes for 137 yards . Freeman missed two preseason games after suffering a concussion in a practice in August.
    Nathaniel Clyne undergoes back surgery, out until next year

    Nathaniel Clyne undergoes back surgery, out until next year

    Last season he played all but one of Liverpool's 38 Premier League games, making a total of 41 appearances in all competitions. Whether this latest setback for Clyne will see the manager turn to the transfer market in January, remains to be seen.
  • South Dakota Crop Production Expected to be Down

    South Dakota Crop Production Expected to be Down

    At the same time, the currencies of the other major exporters weakened, exacerbating the disadvantage to US producers. The Russian ruble has fallen to new lows for this move, and currencies in South America are down very slightly.
    Mugabe in trouble as Zimbabwean army chief threatens to take over

    Mugabe in trouble as Zimbabwean army chief threatens to take over

    But the 75-year-old former vice president has powerful military connections, having served as defence and state security minister. He also urged some party members to stop denigrating the military as it was causing despondency within the rank and file.
    Grigor Dimitrov stutters to three-set victory over Dominic Thiem — ATP Finals

    Grigor Dimitrov stutters to three-set victory over Dominic Thiem — ATP Finals

    However, as he attempted to the serve out the match his poise deserted him once more and a wayward backhand made it 5-5. In an error-strewn finale, it was somewhat fitting that a shot long from Thiem clinched victory for Dimitrov.
  • Jack Swagger Signs With Bellator MMA In Heavyweight Division

    Jack Swagger Signs With Bellator MMA In Heavyweight Division

    Hager said he has been training at the Ybor City Jiu-Jitsu Club in Tampa, Florida , for the past eight months. Hager also briefly played football at Oklahoma before dedicating himself to wrestling full time.
    Trump Jr. Communicated With WikiLeaks Before Election

    Trump Jr. Communicated With WikiLeaks Before Election

    Note the reference to Wikileaks in light of the news this afternoon of a correspondence between Donald Trump, Jr . and Wikileaks. WikiLeaks attempted to convince Trump Jr.to turn his emails with publicist Rob Goldstone about the meeting over to WikiLeaks.
    Jacqui Lambie confirms she is a dual citizen

    Jacqui Lambie confirms she is a dual citizen

    Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi hinted another Senate colleague could be in breach of the constitution. She is now the second Tasmanian senator to force a recount and replacement process, after the departure of Parry.
  • Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): What's the Story?

    Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR): What's the Story?

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Nektar Therapeutics by 7.4% during the 3rd quarter. Canaccord Genuity raised the target price of Nektar Therapeutics (NDAQ:NKTR) to $50.00 indicating a possible upside of 0.34%.
    Packers RB Aaron Jones initially diagnosed with MCL sprain

    Packers RB Aaron Jones initially diagnosed with MCL sprain

    That leaves two other rookies, Jamaal Williams and Devante Mays , as the only healthy halfbacks on the roster. He'll be expected to be the lead back if Montgomery can't go on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens .
    Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) Director John E. Warnock Sells 6800 Shares

    Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) Director John E. Warnock Sells 6800 Shares

    The stock of Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE ) earned "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, March 18. The top gainer with a security that increased in price during today's trading was Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE ).

Comments

Latest news

JC Penney Company Inc. Holding Company
This particular stock's 5-day moving average is 2.67, its 20-day moving average is 3.10 and its 100-day moving average is 4.08. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) has invested 0% of its portfolio in J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE: JCP ).

Donald Trump offers to mediate in protracted South China Sea feud
Duterte took steps to thaw frosty relations with China after he won the presidency past year . We'll update this story as it continues to develop.

Ben McAdoo laments defense's lack of 'desire to finish'
It would also eliminate the excuse that the Giants' poor play has been because the players have lost faith in their head coach. That kind of logic is beyond laughable and if that's the mindset of Kyle Shanahan , I'd have to seriously question his sanity.

Jurors 'Can't Reach' Unanimous Verdict in Sen. Menendez Trial
Melgen", Arroyo-Maultsby said on Thursday following her dismissal. "I would've been fighting in that jury room". Menendez is accused of accepting lavish gifts and political contributions from Melgen, a Florida eye doctor.

Two militants killed in Handwara encounter
Meanwhile, Internet services were suspended in Kupwara and Baramulla districts following the killing of two militants. They said the police personnel retaliated, ensuing in an encounter . "At both these places, searches are going on".

EU's Mogherini calls on Hariri to return to Lebanon
The only other visit to Saudi Arabia by a Christian patriarch took place in 1975, according to the Saudi information ministry. Speaking to a reporter from Future TV , his political party's channel, Hariri denied that he was being held against his will.

W&M, ODU, Tech to host first-round NCAA men's soccer
The third round is slated for November 25 and November 26, while the quarterfinals will take place December 1 and December 2. MI will make its sixth tournament appearance overall and the first since 2012 after claiming the Big Ten Championship.

Investors Alertness: Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) Oversold
That represents a quarterly year/year change in revenues of -0.13 in sequential terms, the GILD saw sales decline by -0.08. The company has experienced volume of 1,315,563 shares while on average the company has a capacity of trading 2.03M share.

Sudanese President Omar Bashir visits
Bashir, who last visited Uganda in May this year for Museveni's swearing-in ceremony, is in the country for bi-lateral talks.

General Electric plans to slice quarterly dividend in half
Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its holdings in shares of Portland General Electric by 52.9% during the 2nd quarter. Arcadia Mi, Michigan-based fund reported 15,003 shares. (NYSE:GE) by 0.7% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports.

Investors should Buy on Stock: The Coca-Cola Company (KO)
Spectrum Management Group Inc. bought a new position in Coca-Cola Company (The) in the third quarter valued at about $137,000. Finally, SunTrust Banks Inc. reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Coca-Cola in a research note on Sunday, July 31st.

Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger Unanimously Win Rookie of the Year Awards
Judge had hit.179/.263/.345 with four homers and 42 strikeouts in an 84-at-bat cameo in 2016. Judge becomes the ninth Yankee to win the award, and first since Derek Jeter in 1996.

PlayStation Black Friday Deals for PS4 and More Revealed by Sony US
Sony Interactive Entertainment America has unveiled its week-long Black Friday PlayStation 4 ( PS4 ) and other deals for 2017. The company recently revealed its official sales plans for Black Friday and the days surrounding it, including Cyber Monday.

Bedfordshire Police joins naional firearms surrender campaign
If someone is unable to travel to a police station they should contact police via 101 and arrange for the firearm to be collected. During that period weapons can be handed in at six police stations in the county, including Skelmersdale.

Paying More at the Pump? Gas Prices Surge 9 Cents in November
In most states, the cost of filling up increased over the past week, but as with most things, the pain was not spread equitably. GasBuddy .com said some locations in Omaha were selling regular unleaded Monday for as low as $2.34 and $2.37 per gallon.

Other news