All beaches in northern New South Wales shire closed after teenage surfer bitten on thigh by a shark

A teenage surfer has suffered lacerations to his right thigh after being attacked by a shark at east Ballina’s Lighthouse beach on the New South Wales north coast.

Lifesavers treated the surfer, named by News Corp as 17-year-old Ballina resident Cooper Allen, at the scene at 9am on Monday before he was rushed to Lismore base hospital, a NSW ambulance spokeswoman said.

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Source: Guardian Environment