Thursday, December 15, 2005

Their father saves the day

A man spearfishing with his sons in northern Australia fought off several sharks, losing part of his arm.

Glenn Simpson, a building contractor in Melbourne, told the Melbourne Herald Sun that the white-tipped sharks just seemed to come from nowhere. They ripped into a fish his 15-year-old son Luke had just speared and then turned on the humans.

He said he had noticed a few sharks earlier at St. Crispins Reef near the town of Port Douglas but was not especially concerned about them.

One shark bit into Simpson's arm at the elbow. He also suffered 30 puncture wounds in his right arm.

Neither Luke Simpson nor his younger brother, Dylan, who was about 300 feet away at the time of the attack, was injured.


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