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Surfer injured in shark attack north of Sydney

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011; 7:27 PM

SYDNEY -- A 48-year-old surfer has been injured in the second shark attack in a week north of Sydney.

Ambulance service spokesman Craig Pusser said Thursday the man was surfing Wednesday evening off rocks near Crowdy Head when his right arm was mauled by a shark.

He says the surfer was in a stable condition when a rescue helicopter flew him to a hospital in Newcastle city.

A 24-year-old woman was flown to the same hospital March 16 after she was mauled by a shark while wakeboarding behind a speed boat about 27 miles (43 kilometers) south of Crowdy Head at Nelson Bay. There is no information on whether the same shark could be responsible for both attacks.


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