August 16, 2020

Australian surfer punches shark to save wife

Sydney (AFP) – An Australian man has been hailed a “hero” after repeatedly punching a shark until it released his wife’s leg.Police said the couple were surfing at a beach near Port Macquarie, four hours north of Sydney, on Saturday morning when she was bitten twice and injured on her right leg.”Her companion was forced to punch the fish until it let go,” police said in the statement.Paramedics treated the 35-year-old at the beach before she was later airlifted to a major hospital for surgery.One witness who was surfing nearby when the attack occurred called the man a “hero” for taking on what…


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