Shark fears allayed after young surfer suffers ‘bite’

UPDATE: A MACKEREL fish, not a shark, could be behind injuries suffered by a young girl at a beach south of the Tweed.

10-year-old was initially thought to have been bitten by a shark while surfing with her brother at Lennox Head yesterday afternoon.

She suffered cuts to her arm and was rushed to Lismore Base Hospital for treatment.


The Northern Star reports a man heard the girl screaming and wrapped her bleeding hand with his flannelette shirt as she came out of the water.

NSW Ambulance Service Brunswick Valley Zone Inspector Greg Powell told the paper, the young girl was definitely bitten by a fish.