Lucky surfer re­counts shark at­tack

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

THE sur­vivor of a trau­matic great white shark at­tack at Bal­lina de­scribed the or­deal as “full on”.

Fight­ing back tears, 43year-old lo­cal school­teacher Lee Jon­s­son said he was pad­dling out at Shelly Beach when the 2.6m great white sav­aged his leg, rip­ping a 20cm wound to his left calf .

“Pad­dling back out, just about to sit in the spot where I thought there was go­ing to be waves break­ing,” the trau­ma­tised school­teacher told Nine.

“Then wooshka. It just hit me from the side.

“I saw it com­ing back at me, got my board and just started spear­ing it. That was pretty full on. Then I caught a wave and got to the beach. I was so stoked to be on the beach.”

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