World Surf Tour event suspended after shark attack

first_imgPERTH, Australia — A professional surfing event off Western Australia was briefly suspended on Monday after a shark attack nearby.The Margaret River Pro event, part of the World Surf Tour, was put on hold for an hour after the attack at Gracetown, about 15 kilometers (nine miles) away.ADVERTISEMENT After assessing the situation, organizers of the Margaret River Pro decided to resume the event with additional safety measures in place. Organizers added more drones and jet skis to ensure the safety of competitors.                        /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A man in his 30s, who was surfing at Cobblestones Beach near Gracetown, was bitten on the leg but managed to body surf to shore where bystanders used a rope from his surfboard to apply a torniquet. The victim was still conscious when flown to Royal Perth Hospital by air ambulance. A four-meter shark was later spotted nearby.Surf photographer Peter Jovic, who witnessed the attack from the beach, told ABC Radio “a shark pretty much popped up and ended up knocking a surfer off his board.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“There was a lot more thrashing around after that, it was pretty hard to see what was going on. The surfer who was being attacked ended up miraculously body surfing into a little wave and getting pushed in by a local at the same time, who was out there with him, and making it to shore before everyone came to his aid,” Jovic also said.Jovic said everyone was “walking around like stunned mullets” after the attack. View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Australia fires: Battle to save homes in New South Wales PLAY LIST 02:40Australia fires: Battle to save homes in New South Wales00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Grateful’ Paras excited to be back and play for PH Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img