Australian surfer punches shark repeatedly to save wife

Australian surfer punches shark repeatedly to save wife

Australian surfer punches shark repeatedly to save wife

An Australian man punched a shark repeatedly to save his wife’s life. As per details, the shark had bit the surfer’s wife’s right leg.

According to the police, the couple was surfing at a beach on Saturday morning near Port Macquarie, four hours north of Sydney when a shark attacked them and bit the woman’s right leg twice.

In a statement the police said,

“Her companion was forced to punch the fish until it let go.”

The 35-year-old, Chantelle Doyle was treated by the paramedics at the beach. She later for surgery was airlifted to a hospital.


One witness who saw the whole incident called the man a “hero” for saving his wife from a great white shark, which is up to three meters (10 feet) long.

The witness Jed Toohey told the international news outlet that,

“He started laying into the shark because it wouldn’t let go.”

Toohey added,

“He saved her life… He was really incredible.”

The Australian surfer who saved his wife identified as Mark Rapley. While telling about the whole incident he said,


“Did what anyone would have done at that moment”.

It is pertinent to mention here that Australia has the world’s highest shark attacks incidents. In the current year, five people have already lost their life by shark attacks.

In the previous month, a 10-year-old boy was pulled from a fishing boat off Tasmania by a shark. The boy survived as his father instantly jumped into the water to save his son’s life.

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