A 15-year-old boy who was body surfing at a beach on the West Australian south coast has had his leg bitten off. "His leg has been bitten off just above the right knee, he has lost one of his legs," stated a spokesperson for the WA Police.
The boy was surfing with his eighteen year old brother and another 15-year-old friend when they were attacked by an unknown shark. He was helped from the water by several tourists who applied first aid. He was then taken to Esperance hospital.
The boy was transferred by air to Royal Perth Hospital where he is reported to be in a stable condition awaiting further treatment. The beach has been closed and a helicopter has been organised to search for the shark.