Woman seriously injured in shark attack in Sydney Harbour


Woman seriously injured in shark attack in Sydney Harbour
A woman has been seriously injured in a shark attack while swimming in Sydney Harbour.

The woman, believed to be in her late 20s, was swimming near a wharf in Sydney’s eastern suburbs when she suffered the attack on Monday evening, according to reports. It’s believed she managed to swim to a jetty and pull herself out of the water.

A spokesperson for NSW Ambulance told the Sydney Morning Herald multiple units were called to Billyard Avenue in Elizabeth Bay about 7.45pm on Monday to treat a woman who had been pulled from the water.

“She had serious bleeding. Her injuries are severe,” the spokesperson said.

Reports from the scene said a vet who was nearby administered first aid on the injured woman, who had severe blood loss from injuries to her lower leg.

A helicopter and multiple NSW ambulance units attended the scene and the woman was taken to St Vincent’s hospital in a stable condition.

A local resident told reporters said he ran out of his house when he heard a scream to see the woman trying to pull herself out of the water onto the private jetty.

“She had been attacked about 20 metres off from the jetty – there was blood all throughout the water and all over the jetty,” he said.

NSW Police said officers attached to Kings Cross Police Area Command assisted the paramedics at the scene.

“Police have been told she was swimming off the wharf at the time. Marine Area Command are patrolling the area as a precaution,” a spokesman said.


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