A British doctor has escaped with only minor injuries after being attacked by a shark in Australia.
Charlie Fry was surfing with friends north of Sydney when the fish jumped out of the water and bit him on the shoulder.
He says he fended off the shark off punching it in the face.
“It just went for my shoulder. I got a big thud and then I turned to the right and I saw a shark’s head come out of the water with its teeth and
I just punched it in the face and then got back on my board, shouted at my friends who were there and then managed to catch a wave in. So, yeah, it was a bit of a close call.
Fry says his actions were inspired by Australian professional surfer Mick Fanning. He famously escaped a great white Shark in 2015 by punching it in the face during a surfing competiton.