Divers from Port Lincoln in hospital after shark attack

8 October, 2013


Diver Greg Pickering from Port Lincoln (Australia) miraculously survived after the second shark attack in Tuesday, almost ten years after, as it was attacked by a bronze whale shark.

«Catch and kill», такой приказ издала служба береговой полиции, чере несколько часов после того, как акула напала, 55-летнего дайвера, недалеко от берега Эсперанс в Западной Австралии.

Mr Pickering worked under water 180 km east of Esperance, When he was attacked by a white shark and badly damaged the Poynter, having received the bite wounds, mainly in trunk, and minor injuries to persons. He was taken to hospital by air medical service the Perth Royal Flying late at night into Tuesday.

The police were informed about the attack on 10:25 am. Mr. Pickering first dragged to shore divers from a nearby boat and then he was taken by ambulance to the Hospital of St. John in the town of Esperance in 2 hours noon.


Mr Pickering, who arrives in Port Lincoln and lives there for three to four months every year, pursuing underwater prey shellfish on the West coast of Australia, известен как трудолюбивый дайвер с необычными способностями.

Он выжил после нападения 1,5 метровой бронзовой китовой акулы в марте 2004 года во время подводной охоты с другом в 9 км от Сервантеса, in 200 км к северу от Перта.

Он также имеет несколько мировых рекордов по фридайвинг-подводной охоте, и является членом элитного «300 Club» после того, как поразил копьем 307-фунтового тунца у берегов Мексики в 1998 year.





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