Shark assault in Perth’s Swan River leaves man significantly injured | Perth

A person has been significantly injured after being bitten on the leg by a two to three-metre bull shark whereas swimming in Perth’s Swan River.

The person in his 50s was attacked at round 8am on Thursday morning at Blackwall Attain, a well-liked swimming space south of Perth recognized for its limestone cliffs.

He was rushed to Royal Perth hospital by St John Ambulance with severe accidents to his leg.

Western Australia’s fisheries division is investigating the uncommon assault.

A water police vessel was deployed to clear folks from the water, and paramedics arrived on the scene at eight.05am and handled the person, together with with CPR.

He was transported to the Royal Perth hospital at eight.49am as “precedence one”, which means he was in a severe situation.

The state’s premier, Mark McGowan, praised the efforts of kayakers to rescue the person.

“I perceive it’s fairly a severe chew however all of us hope and need for the easiest for the person concerned and hope he recovers absolutely,” he instructed reporters.

“We haven’t had an assault by a bull shark within the river for 50 years. The final time somebody was killed by a bull shark within the river was 100 years in the past. So that is surprising and stunning.”

WA authorities have warned folks within the space to take care, adhere to seashore closures and report any shark sightings to the water police on 08 9442 8600.

Elsewhere, within the Esperance shire, Surf Life Saving WA warned swimmers whale carcass off the coast of Duke of Orleans Bay may additionally entice sharks.

In keeping with the Australian Shark Assault File, compiled by Taronga Zoo, there have been eight reported deadly shark assaults in Australia in 2020.