"A really big Great White shark came up and took a bite, and he was screaming out…"
A fifteen-year-old boy has died after being hit by a shark at Wilsons Headland at Wooli Beach, north of Coffs Harbour, this afternoon.
Mani Hart-Deville was hit in the legs by what is being called a “ten-foot Great White”.
“Several boardriders came to his assistance before the injured teen could be helped to shore,” NSW Police said in a statement. “First aid was rendered for serious injuries to his legs and despite CPR efforts to revive him, he died at the scene.”
The joint is as secluded as it gets around those parts, dirt road in then you gotta walk.
An hour from anywhere between Coffs Harbour and Grafton.
A local resident, Helen Dobra, told Nine News, “He said that he was in the water and a really big Great White shark came up and took a bite, and he was screaming out. Then the surfer said the shark came again for another attack … and another surfer actually bravely went and tried to get the shark off him and then they pulled him out of the water.”
I spoke to a Wooli surfer who said he’d “seen more sharks in two months than I’ve seen in my whole life.”
It’s the second shark attack fatality on the stretch of coast in just over a month.
Queensland surfer Rob Pedretti died after being attacked by a “twelve-to-fifteen-foot Great White” at Salt Beach, in front of popular holiday resorts Peppers Salt Resort and Spa and Mantra on Salt, forty miles north of shark-attack hotspot Byron Bay, and roughly three hours drive from today’s attack.
All nearby beaches closed etc.