|Porpoise Bay Beach - Pic credit AAtravel|
The 28-year-old victim was on his board approximately 50m from the beach when he was attacked Friday evening at around 8:20pm. He sustained three bite wounds to his leg ranging from his calf to his thigh.
He was transported by helicopter to Southland Hospital were he was listed in stable condition.
|Shark attack at Curio Bay, New Zealand|
Several NZ news organizations are reporting that the shark involved was a great white (white pointer) but none have provided any source for the statement.
This marks the second shark incident in New Zealand waters this year. Last month a spearfisherman sustained a shark bite near Garden Bay. Read story here.
• The surfer has been identified as Darren Mills, a British citizen.
• Experts believe it was a 9' Great White responsible for the attack.
Read more at the Daily Mail and Stuff.