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Australia 'I'm still getting my head around it': Teenage tradie surfer miraculously escapes with his life after being attacked by a massive shark

11:30  18 october  2019
11:30  18 october  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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A teenage surfer has miraculously escaped with his life after being attacked by a massive shark.

Riley Brown, 17, was waiting for a wave in the line up at Bribie Island on Queensland when he was suddenly knocked off his board on Thursday afternoon.

The carpenter managed to paddle back to shore before seeing the huge chunk the shark had taken from the bottom of his board - with the bite measuring 40cm.

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"The surfer who was being attacked ended up miraculously body surfing into a little wave and getting pushed in by a local at the same time, who was out there Lifeguards said a 13-foot shark was spotted off a nearby beach two hours after the attack . Nine Network television news reported a

A 17-YEAR-old surfer who was attacked by a great white shark near a popular Australian resort had one request for his Shark attack victim Cooper Allen was calm and composed despite “ massive ” injuries, says a “He just said ‘ I ’ m right’ and then said ‘can you get someone to call an ambulance’

He yelled out to his friend who was 20 metres away that he 'just got hit by something'.

Riley then ran up the beach warning other surfers of the massive shark.

'Something come up underneath me and smoked the bottom of my board,' Riley told 7 News.

Riley said at first his friend didn't believe him until he saw the disfigured board.

'I haven't had anything like this happen in years,' he said.

The young surfer said despite the near death experience, he was keen to get back in the water.

'I was a bit in shock but getting over it now, it's pretty sick.'

Brad Highlands, who regularly surfs with the teenager said he was extremely lucky that he hadn't been lying down when the shark came.

'He's very lucky. He's so lucky it missed his legs,' he told The Courier Mail.

He was unable to tell what kind of shark it was but said he'd never seen anything like it despite surfing at the popular beach his whole life.

'I'm sort of getting my head around to like, did that just happen,' Riley said.

Mr Highlands posted to a local Bribie Island Facebook group page to warn other surfers in the area.

'Riley's shaken pretty bad but otherwise all is ok, stick to swimming in the pool for a few days could be the go,' he wrote.

The beach was not closed as the shark sighting had been reported to life savers after patrol hours.

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