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wedge shark attack

Created by spot1 > 9 months ago, 23 Oct 2010
spot1
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> 9 months ago, 23 Oct 2010 20:52
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liam was attacked by a shark at wedge this avo receving multiple punctute wounds to the lower leg he will be fine but no kiteing sunday its a long drive to the joondalup health care campus

default
WA, 1252 posts
> 9 months ago, 23 Oct 2010 20:57
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Wow, a day for sharks!

A small bronzy or something?

Speedy recovery Liam!

waveslave
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> 9 months ago, 23 Oct 2010 20:59
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Was Liam kiting at the time of the attack ?

diginoz
WA, 315 posts
> 9 months ago, 23 Oct 2010 21:01
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WTF what time i this happen

gruezi
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> 9 months ago, 23 Oct 2010 21:12
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Lucky boy, and a brave one too........get well very soon bud.

spot1
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> 9 months ago, 23 Oct 2010 21:24
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Kip
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> 9 months ago, 23 Oct 2010 21:40
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Liam was bitten by a small 4-5ft shark in shallow water.
49 puncture wounds !! and a few stitches. Speedy recovery mate.
BTW he was also stung by a bee on the way to wedge ! ouch

ApatheticEnd
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> 9 months ago, 23 Oct 2010 21:52
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Unlucky mate. Heal up quick.

e0422713
WA, 964 posts
> 9 months ago, 23 Oct 2010 22:40
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who was the guy who said it was more likely to be killed by a bee than a shark.
Pranoid DH

the walks
WA, 431 posts
> 9 months ago, 23 Oct 2010 22:53
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waveslave said...

Was Liam kiting at the time of the attack ?


Just back from hospital, as shark bites go he's a lucky lad, after watching it all being cleaned out and stitched a ****ing brave one to, thanks to spot 1, kip and the staff at joondalup health campus.
He slipped off his strapless surfboard in the shallows while turning to go back out, felt a tug on his leg and saw the bronzey
before he new it his kite was in the water and the noah had gone, very lucky to be close to shore.

AKSonline
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> 9 months ago, 23 Oct 2010 23:07
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WOw,

Liam had a tougn run of luck. Lucky he taste bad and the shark spat him out.

Get well quick. Some sweet bragging rights back at school. The only kid in school to have shark bite scars. High School chicks dig scars Lol!

See you on the water soon Liam.

DM

xtortya
WA, 320 posts
> 9 months ago, 23 Oct 2010 23:09
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Get well soon! Between this, the great white at leightons and jaws on tv.....feeling a little un easy about kiting tomorrow.

tightlines
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> 9 months ago, 23 Oct 2010 23:26
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Geez bad luck Liam hope you have a speedy recovery so you can get back on the water soon and get them gybes sorted.
Obviously your old man must have been on his tt or strapped otherwise he would have been floundering around heaps and got bitten instead

ApatheticEnd
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> 9 months ago, 23 Oct 2010 23:37
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Those scars are going to get you so much tail. Use your new power wisely.

the walks
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> 9 months ago, 23 Oct 2010 23:45
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tightlines said...

Geez bad luck Liam hope you have a speedy recovery so you can get back on the water soon and get them gybes sorted.
Obviously your old man must have been on his tt or strapped otherwise he would have been floundering around heaps and got bitten instead


Gold just the front strap at moment, this surfing thing takes some time to learn

Jr Walks
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> 9 months ago, 23 Oct 2010 23:51
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Well home now.
Great day up until the shark.

Thanks to Jeff, Ian and the wonderful nurses and doctors in the emergency room.

Back in the water on the 3rd if theres no problems with the recovery

SlicerDicer
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> 9 months ago, 24 Oct 2010 04:15
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some guy in Kallliiiforrrnia was not so lucky.. amputated leg and he died. Was in news yesterday.

hope you have speedy recovery..

SaveTheWhales
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> 9 months ago, 24 Oct 2010 09:45
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Jr Walks said...

www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5262674&l=b9c7cdf606&id=686943075

Well home now.
Great day up until the shark.

Thanks to Jeff, Ian and the wonderful nurses and doctors in the emergency room.

Back in the water on the 3rd if theres no problems with the recovery


You are officially "FLAME PROOFED" from any HTFU comments ever again by Seabreezers
Speedy recovery dude

FOT
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> 9 months ago, 24 Oct 2010 10:25
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****e, extremely lucky looks like the shark wasn't interested after he took a nibble!!

How far in were u when he grabbed you? Two of us were kiting a few kms south of wedge, assume you guys were coming up the coast??

spot1
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> 9 months ago, 24 Oct 2010 10:32
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ok this is just after we dumped the kite off him got him to the car and not knowing how bad it was ....warning there is blood and a lot of the swearing #%@*&^


Poida
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> 9 months ago, 24 Oct 2010 10:34
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that looks scary!
see you back in the water soon
r u getting any tv news coverage?
they might need to bleep out some of the audio, hehe

Joey
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> 9 months ago, 24 Oct 2010 11:44
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Holy crap, best wishes Liam, get well soon, J & C

SlicerDicer
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> 9 months ago, 24 Oct 2010 11:52
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spot1 said...


ok this is just after we dumped the kite off him got him to the car and not knowing how bad it was ....warning there is blood and a lot of the swearing #%@*&^



Yikes on the video that looks painful but at least in good spirits about the whole thing.

puppetonastring
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> 9 months ago, 24 Oct 2010 12:04
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ApatheticEnd said...

Those scars are going to get you so much tail. Use your new power wisely.


Amen! to that. Wisely & often as possible. [}:)]
So glad to see you still laughing even at the time.
(and so glad we are all able to laugh with you)
Liam - u R da man !!
Now with the stamp of approval.

(hope ur mum recovers sometime too)

pearl
NSW, 884 posts
> 9 months ago, 24 Oct 2010 15:12
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That video is great. Classic ozi footage. "What happened? I got bitten by a shark" That could be sold to one of those dodgey current affairs shows. You deserve a new kite out of it.

BOOST
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> 9 months ago, 24 Oct 2010 14:38
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Liam,
All the best mate.
Just think you will never need another chat up line again.

"Hi,
My name is Liam
I kite, and I have shark bite scars.
Your place or mine."

Looks like we will have some show and tell at Mullers for the BBQ.

bingles
WA, 363 posts
> 9 months ago, 24 Oct 2010 15:31
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The 22 stiches i got in me ear yesterday after board met head doesnt even freakin rate now! Was supposed to be at wedge this week end but had to do a wedding - not sure which choice would have been appropriate in hindsight Fark mate - get well soon!

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1340 posts
> 9 months ago, 24 Oct 2010 15:52
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should have sold that as exclusive footage to the tv stations & bought a new kite

INfiniDIE
WA, 478 posts
> 9 months ago, 24 Oct 2010 17:18
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Nah don't sell it to Current affairs, you know that Tracy Grimshaw will turn it into something against kiters the stupid slag...

diginoz
WA, 315 posts
> 9 months ago, 24 Oct 2010 18:45
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bingles said...

The 22 stiches i got in me ear yesterday after board met head doesnt even freakin rate now! Was supposed to be at wedge this week end but had to do a wedding - not sure which choice would have been appropriate in hindsight Fark mate - get well soon!


Allways wear a hat then silly boy. As a bite can get you laid,but a clumpy old ear well ( a wayne rooney lookalike no chance )

dusta
WA, 2807 posts
> 9 months ago, 24 Oct 2010 19:08
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no wonder there were ****all kiters out at wedge today

good to hear the kid is ok


where abouts at wedge did this happen ?



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