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Shark attack at Port Hedland Western Australian beach almost rips off spearfisher’s arm

Shark almost rips off spearfisher’s ARM in savage attack at remote location in Western Australia as medics fight to save his life

  • A man in his 30s is fighting for life after his left arm was almost torn off by shark
  • The spearfisher was offshore on the remote Pilbara Coast when the shark struck
  • He was taken by boat to the Port Hedland shore in Western Australia after attack
  • The Royal Flying Doctors were set to take him to Royal Perth Hospital on Friday
  • He remains in a stable condition, the shark species he encountered is unknown

A fisherman’s left arm was almost severed off his shoulder in a shark attack at a remote Australian coast. 

The man in his 30s was savaged while he was spearfishing offshore at Port Hedland in Western Australia on Friday morning. 

Fisheries officials said the man was attacked  after spearing a fish, but the species of the shark was unknown. 

The man in his 30s was bitten while he was spearfishing offshore at Port Hedland in Western Australia on Friday morning (pictured, a stock image of a shark at Neptune Island, Australia)

A Royal Flying Doctor Service spokeswoman said the man had sustained multiple injuries and his left arm had 'nearly been severed' (pictured, emergency services carrying the injured man)

A Royal Flying Doctor Service spokeswoman said the man had sustained multiple injuries and his left arm had ‘nearly been severed’ (pictured, emergency services carrying the injured man)

A Royal Flying Doctor Service spokeswoman said the man had sustained multiple injuries and his left arm had ‘nearly been severed’. 

Paramedics attended him after he was brought back to shore by boat at 11.30am, where he was then rushed to Hedland Health Campus under priority one conditions.

A crew will be dispatched from Meekatharra to collect the man in Port Hedland. He is expected to arrive at the Perth Royal Hospital for treatment on Friday evening.

The WA Country Health Service said the man was in a stable condition at the Hedland hospital.

WA’s fisheries department is working with local authorities and urged people to take additional precautions in the Port Hedland area.

Surf Life Saving WA posted a sighting of a shark at 1140am on their social media on Friday.

WA's fisheries department is working with local authorities and urged people to take additional precautions in the Port Hedland area (pictured, emergency services at the scene)

WA’s fisheries department is working with local authorities and urged people to take additional precautions in the Port Hedland area (pictured, emergency services at the scene)

Surf Life Saving WA posted a sighting of a shark in the area at 1140am on Friday (pictured, a Port Hedland beach)

Surf Life Saving WA posted a sighting of a shark in the area at 1140am on Friday (pictured, a Port Hedland beach)

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