A teenager who survived a shark bite this morning on Sydney’s northern beaches shared pictures of the damage to her leg on Facebook. Well, her dad did.
13-year-old surfer Kirra-belle Olsson was bitten at Avoca Beach this morning by what it believed to be a one-metre shark.
Her father Jamie posted the pictures from Gosford Hospital.
Olsson – a promising surfer with several junior titles – was treated at the scene by bystanders before being taken to hospital.
She was surfing 10-15m from the shore when bitten.
Other surfers reported a “whale-like” fin in the water but say it belonged to a creature too big to be the same one which bit Olsson.
Police say lifesavers are patrolling the beach on jetskis and advising people not to enter the water.
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