Young surfer is attacked by a shark north of Sydney as major beaches are closed
- Surfer attacked at North Avoca beach on Wednesday in NSW Central Coast
- Teenage boy was bitten on his hand and was taken to hospital in stable condition
A young surfer has been bitten by a shark on his arm prompting beaches on the NSW Central Coast to close.
The teenage boy was attacked at about 10.30am on Wednesday, with Avoca and North Avoca beaches both closed to the public.
He suffered injuries to his hand and was taken to hospital by paramedics in a stable condition.
The Central Coast Council said a drone operator had been sent down to North Avoca to scan the area for the shark.
‘Our thoughts are with the young surfer who sustained a wound to his right lower forearm,’ the council said.
‘We ask that all community members avoid Avoca and North Avoca beaches at this time until DPI and Council can investigate this incident further.’
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