INJURED – 8 October 2013 – Poison Creek, Cape Arid National Park, Western Australia – diver attacked

Greg Pickering, 55, is evacuated to hospital. He suffered ‘substantial’ wounds to his torso and minor wounds to his face from a a great white shark attack.
Greg Pickering, 55, is evacuated to hospital. He suffered ‘substantial’ wounds to his torso and minor wounds to his face from a a great white shark attack.

Greg Pickering, 55, suffered ‘substantial’ wounds to his torso and minor wounds to his face from an attack by what is thought to be great white shark while diving for abalone off Poison Creek in Cape Arid National Park, Western Australia. The incident occurred about 10.30am on Tuesday 8 October 2013.

It is not the first time Pickering has been attacked by a shark. In 2004, Pickering survived an attack by a 1.5m bronze whaler while spearfishing with a friend near Cervantes.

The crew of a nearby abalone boat dragged him from the water and tried to stem the bleeding. They rushed him to shore from where he was evacuated to Esperance Hospital where he was treated for bite wounds. A Royal Flying Doctor Service plane then transported him to Jandakot airport from where he was taken by ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital. Pickering underwent a 10-hour surgery at the hospital. He was discharged on 15 October.

Sources:
The Australian

NineMSN

The West 

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The West 

INJURED – 29 September 2013 – 7km offshore of Ashdod, Israel – diver bitten

A commercial diver, not named in press reports, was bitten on the forearm by a shark while working underwater some 7km offshore of Ashdod port in Israel. His diving partner brought him to the surface and was taken to shore where he was evacuated to Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center.

A paramedic who treated him was quoted as saying: “We understood he was working with another friend when a shark popped up suddenly, bit him in the arm and left. His friend pulled him out of the water and brought him by boat to the shore.”

The diver suffered injuries to his forearm down to his palm but was in full consciousness, according to the report on ynetnews.com.

No other details were reported.

Source:
YNetNews

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Bokertov