Swan river shark attack

 I just read there's been a young dude taken to hospital, after apparently being attacked by a bull shark at blackwall reach. 

 https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/man-raced-to-hospital-after-possible-shark-attack-in-swan-river-20210114-p56u28.html?fbclid=IwAR3kN9BzDwyObG_qIcu4jxUXfIcCx6EjisdxdRIy-ayx0oLO_Hj4qZ9Bvl0  
 

Not surprising, after seeing the amount of sharks in the swan river getting reported on dorsal 


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 Big leg wound apparently,

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:51

 Big leg wound apparently, critical but stable. 

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Was suppose to be heading

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:53

Was suppose to be heading there for a dive tonight, glad that was cancelled.

Hope he's ok and keeps all his limbs.

Ive never bother with my shark shield in the swan...thinking the risk of bulls sharks was extremely low, have always thought they hang further up in the fresher water.

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 I know a fella who targets

Thu, 2021-01-14 11:14

 I know a fella who targets them up Ascott way, he's caught heaps. Catch and release though.

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Err, you may want to re-think that

Thu, 2021-01-14 12:07

 The larger ones visit the brackish reaches further rivers up to pup. They then return to the saltier reaches or go back to the ocean

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Dodgy spot.

Thu, 2021-01-14 11:34

Had many a great plummet at Blackwall jumping on the jellyfish from a great height. Never did feel too safe with water that deep and dark. Hope the guy comes through.

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I dove off Blackwall when I

Thu, 2021-01-14 12:24

I dove off Blackwall when I was 19 and on a casual daytime mitsi. Chickened out half way and flattened my legs out and experienced what can only be described as severe pain. I've taken to Suicide Rock in recent times which is not as high as Blackwall but a better spot to park up with the kids but you do have to be mindful to jump out a bit further.

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Ha.

Thu, 2021-01-14 13:01

Why does that not surpise me Frosty.

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 Haha. 

Thu, 2021-01-14 18:17

 Haha. 

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 Definitely a popular spot to

Thu, 2021-01-14 12:09

 Definitely a popular spot to jump off them rocket. Done many time in my younger days . Never even worried about sharks back then even tho I had seen them in the river further up. 

First one in 50 years from what I heard on the radio. Hope he pulls through ok 

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 Working on a massive house

Thu, 2021-01-14 19:12

 Working on a massive house there last 6 months  overlooking that exact spot, just finished up yesterday...I  see dolphins and birds smashing fish  in the middle allot..thought be a shark hanging around perfect spot  never imagined an attack though....my dad used to chase em for years all the way up to Guildford didn't get biggest was only 1.8 most 800mm

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Safe crack job?

Thu, 2021-01-14 20:16

I was SCUBA diving there once and come across an oxy kit, Acetylene bottle I left behind but salvaged the oxy bottle, 22mtrs of hose and a comet 3 cutting hand piece, pair of good sunnys and other treasure + crabs