Shark Attacks Aussie Wakeboarder

She was mauled after falling off wakeboard, but is stable
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2011 8:30 AM CDT
Shark Attacks Wakeboarder in Australia
A shark, but not the one that attacked a wakeboarder in Australia.   (Getty Images)

In Australia today, a woman fell off the wakeboard she was riding in Nelson Bay—and was promptly attacked by a shark. The 24-year-old suffered head, neck, and arm injuries, but is in stable condition, the AP reports. The driver of the speedboat that had been towing her wakeboard brought the victim to a wharf, where paramedics were able to stabilize her before a helicopter took her to a hospital. (More Australia stories.)

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