A surfer has been seriously injured after being attacked by a shark off a beach in Australia.
An ambulance service spokeswoman said the 44-year-old man suffered deep wounds to his leg as he surfed off Redhead Beach, near Newcastle, north of Sydney.
"He was bitten on the upper thigh and has got a large laceration on his leg," the spokeswoman said.
"He's currently in a serious condition and will be transported to John Hunter Hospital."
The surfer reportedly described the animal as a bull shark - a species known for its aggression and tendency to attack humans.
It is the second attack in as many weeks in waters off Sydney.
On January 4 another surfer was bitten on the arm by a shark off North Avoca beach. Read More