: Australian shark attack victim is airlifted to hospital
Society12:12 Mar. 31, 2016

Australian shark attack victim is airlifted to hospital

A surfer was rescued by quick-thinking friends who fashioned a tourniquet to save him

A 22-year-old man was rescued by his quick-thinking friends after a shark attacked him on Wednesday (March 30) while he was surfing at Kiama's Bombo Beach.

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Brett Connellan was surfing at the beach on the New South Wales South Coast, when the shark bit through his thigh, local media reported.

Connellan's life was saved by his friends who acted quickly to stop the blood flow.

Later he was airlifted by helicopter to Sydney's Saint George Hospital where he underwent one surgery and is being assessed by doctors. He remains in a serious but stable condition.

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