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Teen rushed to hospital after grabbing a great white pointer shark that clung to him near Glenelg, SA

Vaseline 2 months ago

An Adelaide teenager has been rushed to hospital after being attacked by a great white shark.

In a somewhat bizarre accident, 16-year-old Nathan Ness was fishing with his family about four kilometers offshore at Glenelg when he hooked the shark and reeled it in.

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16-year-old Adelaide teenager Nathan Ness remains in hospital after being attacked by a shark over the weekend. Credit: Sunrise

As the teen took a photo of his catch, the shark clung to his leg.

The teen’s father, Michael Hess, had to free his son with his bare hands.

Ness told 7NEWS he was afraid the shark wouldn’t let go.

“I was really worried that the shark wouldn’t let go and I saw fat (from Nathan’s leg) on ​​both sides of its teeth. I was actually quite scared,” Ness said.

“I reached in, opened his mouth, released him and he fell back into the water.”

The teenager was immediately taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

He was then transferred to the Women and Children’s Hospital.

SA Ambulance’s Craig Murdy provided an update on the teenager’s condition.

“The 16-year-old boy has three fairly deep cuts – or teeth marks – on his lower leg,” Murdy said.

“When we arrived here the bleeding was under control.

“First responders and the family actually did a good job.”

Ness said his son was not discouraged by the incident and said he plans to go out again soon.

“He wants to go out tomorrow,” Ness said.

“But I don’t think we will.”