Man attacked by shark at Sydney beach

A MAN has been rushed to hospital with puncture wounds to his abdomen, back and left leg after a suspected shark attack at Manly Beach this morning.

Paramedics were called to the boardwalk between Manly and Shelly Beach just before 6am where they found a man in his 50s with several non-life-threatening injuries.

He was tranferred to Royal North Shore hospital in a stable condition.

 

NSW Police issued a statement confirming the man was injured while swimming with friends between the popular beaches before sunrise.

"He was able to swim to nearby rocks and raise the alarm," a police spokesperson said.

"No shark has been sighted at this time and it is unknown how the puncture wound was sustained.

The victim is a local Manly resident, police said.

More to come.


Bowen hits the booths as Burdekin candidates thank backers

Premium Content Bowen hits the booths as Burdekin candidates thank backers

Bowen and Collinsville voters have had their say at the booths as counting to...

How tourism crews play key role in preserving reef

Premium Content How tourism crews play key role in preserving reef

Through the course of the pandemic, many operators have been hard at work brushing...

On this day: What was making news in Guardian 40 years ago

Premium Content On this day: What was making news in Guardian 40 years ago

FLASHBACK: Check out what we were reading about in the Whitunday Coast (Proserpine)...