On the NSW Central Coast near North Avoca Beach, a young surfer was hospitalised after being attacked by a white shark

Around 7 a.m. on Wednesday, the 14-year-old youngster was surfing at the well-known beach when he was bitten on the hand

Paramedics attended to him and transported him to Gosford Hospital. He has subsequently been discharged from the hospital, according to a statement from the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI).

Biologists from the DPI examined images of the boy's wounds, including bite indentations, and concluded that the shark was probably a white shark

The DPI Shark-Management-Alert-In-Real-Time (SMART) drumlines were placed out at Avoca and North Avoca beaches on Wednesday at 7.13 and 7.17am, according to the department

There are no sharks in the lines at North Avoca or Avoca

By Wednesday afternoon, Surf Life Saving NSW's aerial surveillance had not detected any sharks

On Friday, the listening station for tagged sharks discovered its most recent tagged shark