Surfer attacked by shark in South Australia

Aaron Bunch
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Less than a fortnight after a teenager was killed by a shark, SA has reported another beach attack. (Jacob Shteyman/AAP PHOTOS)
Less than a fortnight after a teenager was killed by a shark, SA has reported another beach attack. (Jacob Shteyman/AAP PHOTOS) Credit: AAP

A surfer has been attacked by a shark in South Australia.

The 64-year-old man was surfing on Tuesday at Elliston on the Eyre Peninsula when bitten, South Australian police say.

He suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was driven to the local hospital for initial treatment.

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The man is being airlifted to Adelaide.

The attack comes less than two weeks after 15-year-old Khai Cowley was fatally mauled by a suspected great white while surfing off remote Ethel Beach on the Yorke Peninsula.

Khai’s death was part of a horror year for SA beachgoers, with three people killed by sharks and another two injured in the state’s waters in 2023.

Teacher Simon Baccanello, 46, died in a suspected shark attack while surfing at Walkers Rock Beach, about 365km west of Adelaide in May, before 55-year-old Tod Gendle was killed surfing at Granites Beach on the state’s west coast in October.

Their bodies have not been recovered.

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