11 Apr 2007

Surfer in New Caledonia injured in shark attack

6:49 pm on 11 April 2007

Reports from New Caledonia say a surfer has been bitten by a shark near Noumea.

The local newspaper says the shark bit the 26-year-old man's foot as he was sitting on his board near the Dumbea pass.

He was immediately rescued but suffered four cut tendons and a severed artery.