As reported on thecourier.co.uk/news
Perthshire Man Survives Tiger Shark Attack In Australia
A FORMER pupil of Perthshire's Strathallan School has survived a potentially-lethal encounter with a shark in Australia. Richard Wands (33), who now lives in Australia, was surfboarding in the waters off Trigg Bay near Perth on December 22 when a tiger shark attacked.
"I was basically trying to follow it as it circled me, then it came round and it rammed me," Mr Wands told reporters in Australia. The drilling engineer picked up his board and used it to strike the shark's face until it swam away, but it came around and went for him again.
"It was going to happen, this was a final attack," he said. "I had to do something or I was going to lose an arm or a leg."
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