“I did what anyone would have done,” he said. “The shark was latched onto her leg. I just jumped into the water.”
An Australian surfer repeatedly punched a shark in the head until the giant fish let go of his wife in an attack Saturday. Chantelle Doyle, 35, was surfing north of Sydney with her husband when she was bitten two to three times in the leg in an attack by a juvenile great white shark close to 9 feet long.
“This fella paddled over and jumped off his board onto the shark and hit it to get it to release her — and then assisted her back into the beach,” Steven Pearce, CEO of Surf Life Saving New South Wales, told the Sydney Morning Herald. “Pretty full on. Really heroic.”
“He started laying into the shark because it wouldn’t let go,” Jed Toohey told the Daily Telegraph. “He saved her life… He was really incredible.”
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