Tiger shark attack - Quondong Beach, Western Australia

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DandyDon

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He may have been snorkeling or free diving; hard to tell from news stories and I did check several.

Diver bitten by three-metre tiger shark off WA beach
A 40-year-old man is in a stable condition in hospital after being bitten on the hand and forearm in a shark attack north of Broome.
Brett Highlands, an avid fisherman, was diving in waters just off Quondong Beach about 11.20am (1.20pm AEST) yesterday when he was bitten by what the Fisheries Department believe to be a three-metre tiger shark.
After clearing the water, lifeguards brought the local Broome builder into shore on a boat. Witnesses say the wounded diver was able to walk and appeared to have suffered minor injuries.
"He was pretty chilled honestly — he walked to the car himself and was just holding his arm," Rebecca Voysey told 9News.
Another witness told 6PR radio the victim had seemed "pretty chill".
"There was probably every cop in Broome just racing down the beach with the lifeguards," he said.
"It was all pretty cool, calm and collected really. They just got him in the ambulance and drove off."
Mr Highlands local was taken to Royal Perth hospital where he is currently recovering.
Both Quondong Beach and Cable Beach remained open across the afternoon but swimmers have been urged to take extra care.
It's the third shark attack near Broome in the past six months.
Last November, a shark fatally mauled a man bodyboarding at Cable Beach.
Charles Cernobori, 59, had been bodyboarding 30 metres off the iconic tourist beach when he was attacked and suffered fatal injuries.
A month later a shark took a bite out of surfer Sam Heseltine's board but he escaped unharmed.
Ocean patrols north of Broome are under way this weekend.
 

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Something I wish they'd clarified; they note he was diving and the attack took place while diving, yet they specifically describe him as an 'avid fisherman.' Were they just throwing in trivia about him, or was that an indirect reference to him being a spear fisherman?
 

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If he was pretty chill, you gotta assume he was a spearo... Right?
 
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