Shark attack victim critical in WA

A surfer is critically ill in Western Australia’s Trauma Centre after a shark attack south of Perth.

Fly in Fly out worker Ben Gerring lost a leg above the knee in the attack on Tuesday afternoon.

Witness Nathan Honduras says it was pretty upsetting when the 29-year-old was dragged out of the surf by other surfers.


“It was pretty horrific injuries, it was terrible to watch, there was a lot of distressed people on the beach” Mr Honduras told Channel Nine.

His rescuers began first aid and continued until paramedics got there.

A rescue helicopter was called but the victim ended up being taken to hospital in the back of an ambulance.