Shark attack: Man injured at Esperance beach, Australia


A second great white shark has been hooked and killed off Esperance after a 23-year-old surfer was attacked and lost parts of both arms in a horrific attack.

The man is 23-year-old Bunbury man Sean Pollard, who arrived at Royal Perth Hospital in a stable condition late yesterday afternoon.

Mr Pollard will reportedly undergo emergency surgery tonight after losing one arm below the elbow and his other hand. The Bunbury local was meant to play in his team’s grand final this weekend.

The attack occurred at unpatrolled Kelpids Beach in Wylie Bay, a popular surfing and fishing spot about 6km east of Esperance on WA’s south coast which is only accessible via 4WD.

The Department of Fisheries says a second large white shark, about 3m, was caught on drum lines in the same area a 3-4.5m shark was hooked yesterday afternoon. Both sharks were killed and will be taken to Perth for research purposes.

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