British alloy ‘punches shark’ in Australia surfing scare

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Charlie Fry pronounced he was “blindsided” by a shark

A UK alloy says he transient a shark by punching it in a face after a animal harmed him in Australia.

Charlie Fry, 25, was during a beach north of Sydney on Monday when a shark “jumped out of a H2O and strike him in a right shoulder”, military said.

Dr Fry pronounced he punched a shark while in a H2O before climbing behind on his house and surfing to shore.

He pronounced he had been desirous by surfer Mick Fanning, who famously fended off a shark during a foe in 2015.

The shark left scratches and a tiny puncture wound on Dr Fry’s arm. Police pronounced a animal was about 2m (6.5ft) long.

“I saw this shark come out of a H2O and crack a conduct and we punched it in a face with my left hand,” Dr Fry told internal Nine Network’s Today programme on Tuesday.

“When it happened, we was like, ‘just do what Mick did, only punch it in a nose,'” he said.

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He described a hit as “a large whack on my right-hand side, that totally blindsided me”. He pronounced he feared for his life during a incident, that happened circuitously seaside during Avoca Beach.

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A helicopter rescue use photographed what it believed to be a bronze whaler shark

Dr Fry perceived diagnosis in sanatorium and has given been discharged.

A helicopter rescue use photographed what is pronounced was many expected a bronze whaler shark circuitously shortly afterwards.

Dr Fry arrived in Australia dual months ago and works in a sanatorium on a New South Wales coast, internal media reported.

The beach was sealed on Tuesday, legislature authorities said.

Media captionSurfer Mick Fanning fends off a shark in 2015

There have been 18 shark attacks – including one deadly occurrence – in Australia this year, according to a Australian Shark Attack File,