Shark bite

The West Australian - - NEWS -

A teenage girl needed 10 stitches af­ter a Wobbe­gong shark bit her on the left foot while she was swim­ming at North Cottes­loe beach yes­ter­day morn­ing.

Is­abella Brett-Jensen, 15, told Ten News she was swim­ming with a friend about 11.30am when she felt some­thing heavy and painful hit her foot.

“I thought a heavy sharp rock had been dumped onto my leg and it just wouldn’t seem to go away — the weight,” she said.

In­stead a shark about 1m long had latched on to her foot.

She was able to shake it off but it left deep cuts to her left foot that needed 10 stitches.

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