The 52-year-old sustained bites to his leg and arm
Despite Shark Week having ended weeks ago, the sea-bound predators seem reluctant to give up the spotlight. On July 19, a great white was caught on live television going after Australian surfing champ Mick Fanning. The 34-year-old was able fend of the shark without injury, but the incident seems to have done little to diminish the enthusiasm of its fellow great whites.
Craig Ison was attacked by a shark off the New South Wales coast early Friday. The 52-year-old Australian surfer (and former boxer, according to media reports) was able to rebuff the shark with a few blows, but didn’t prove quite as fortunate as Fanning, sustaining bites his leg and left arm.
The shark, believed to be a great white, left a 16-inch bite-mark on Ison’s leg and board. He was taken to a nearby hospital for surgery.