A man has been attacked by a bull shark in Perth’s Swan River, at Point Walter Reserve in the suburb of Bicton.
- The man aged in his 50s was swimming when he was bitten on the leg
- He was pulled from the water by nearby witnesses and taken to hospital
- Shark attacks in the river are very rare, with the last fatal attack in 1923
The attack happened around 8:00am near Blackwall Reach, a limestone cliff running along the river that is popular with swimmers, paddlers and rock climbers.