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
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