Bri­tish doc­tor punches shark while surf­ing in Aus­tralia

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - WORLD -

CAN­BERRA, Aus­tralia — A Bri­tish doc­tor said on Tues­day he punched a shark on the nose to es­cape its jaws while surf­ing off the Aus­tralian coast.

Char­lie Fry, 25, was left with su­per­fi­cial punc­ture wounds on his right shoul­der and up­per arm af­ter the at­tack on Mon­day af­ter­noon off Avoca Beach, 90 kilo­me­tres (60 miles) north of Syd­ney. Fry, who has worked at the nearby Gos­ford Hospi­tal for the past two months, said he had re­cently watched a video on Youtube in which Aus­tralian pro­fes­sional surfer Mick Fan­ning told of punch­ing a great white shark to es­cape an at­tack un­scathed dur­ing a surf­ing com­pe­ti­tion in South Africa in 2015.

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