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Shark attack in Swan River in Perth suburb of Bicton leaves man with serious leg injuries – ABC News

A swimmer suffers serious injuries to his leg as he is attacked by a bull shark at Point Walter Reserve in Perth’s Swan River, with two kayakers recounting how…



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A man has been attacked by a bull shark in Perth’s Swan River, at Point Walter Reserve in the suburb of Bicton.
Key points:

  • 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.
The man…

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