A surfer has been attacked by a shark at Ballina in NSW

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A teenage surfer has been attacked by a shark at Ballina in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.

Police say the youth made his way out of the water and was helped by a nurse who was at the beach.

The 17-year-old has a bite wound to his hip. He’s been taken to Lismore Base Hospital.

“All Ballina Shire beaches are closed after a shark attack at Lighthouse Beach,” says Surf Life Saving NSW.

“Please stay away from the area until further notice.”

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