Wakeboarder survives shark attack off east coast of Australia

The UK’s ITN is reporting that a woman was attacked by shark while being towed by a boat on a wakeboard. The incident occurred off the east of Australia. The woman was airlifted to a hospital in Newcastle with injuries to the head, neck, and shoulders.

While the ITN report did not give a prognosis for recovery, the victim appeared to be conscious and responsive, in the video. The species involved in the attack was also not identified, despite footage of white sharks being shown in the ITN video report.

Here’s to a speedy and full recovery for the woman involved.

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