Published On: Thu, Oct 3rd, 2019

Shark attack news: Horrifying shark takes huge chunk out of fisherman’s leg during brawl | World | News

The fisherman from Darwin, Australia was fishing off a jetty last weekend when one of his friends caught a shark. In a bid to help his friend, 45-year-old Jamie Hall climbed down onto the lower level of the jetty and realised his friend had caught a shark.

The two men managed to drag the beast onto the landing.

However, when Mr Hall grabbed the shark by the tail, it swung round and latched onto his leg, leaving a nasty bite.

Mr Hall told 9News: “I was like: ‘He bit me!’ and then I smacked his head against the steel.

“It was bleeding and carrying on – there’s still lots of blood now.”

Mr Hall said the shark was only a metre long but is unsure of its species.

But he did say the creature was a bronze colour.

He said: “This sort of shark had a bigger mouth.”

Mr Hall was planning on giving the shark to a friend who made jewellery from their skeletons.

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However, one of his friends insisted on calling an ambulance.

When the ambulance arrived, he was then transported to the Royal Darwin Hospital.

The bite was so serious that he spent two nights recovering in a ward.

He said: “They’ve removed dead skin and stuffed it full of bits and pieces and then wrapped it up and that’s it.”

Mr Hall was already planning his next fishing trip while he was recovering.

He said: “We get GT’s, queenies, barra and coral trout – there’s generally a good spread of species there.

“I’ve caught a swag of sharks there before and I’ve never been bitten by one, so you know, what’s the odds?”

Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory of Australia.

It is the largest city in the sparsely populated Northern Territory, with a population of only 148,564.

The city is the smallest, wettest and most northerly of the Australian capitals and is close to South East Asia.

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