Teen attacked by “shark” off Australian beach

January 16, 2015 6:14 AM

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SYDNEY - A teenage boy was taken to hospital on Friday after a suspected shark attack off Australia’s east coast as another beach remained shut for the seventh day over sightings of the animals.

The 17-year-old was reportedly spearfishing off Mollymook, some 230 kilometres (142 miles) south of Sydney, when he was bitten on the hand. A New South Wales Ambulance spokeswoman said that he was in a stable condition. “Our paramedics on the beach treated this patient for lacerations to his left ha...

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