Teen surfer sta­ble af­ter shark at­tack

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A teenage surfer was in sta­ble con­di­tion af­ter he was bit­ten by a shark at the same Aus­tralian beach where a Ja­panese surfer was fa­tally mauled last year, of­fi­cials said. Cooper Allen, a 17-year-old stu­dent, was surf­ing with friends when he was at­tacked off Bal­lina’s Light­house Beach. Bal­lina Mayor David Wright said: “The shark lac­er­ated his leg in three or four places fairly deep. Luck­ily the life­guards were on duty and got down there quickly. He should be OK. It was very close to his artery.”

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