Surfer Chantelle Doyle? (Husband punches shark to save her) Wiki – Chantelle Doyle Bio
Surfer Chantelle Doyle, 35, was attacked by the shark, which measured about two to three meters long, in New South Wales
Her husband jumped off his surfboard and hit the shark to rescue her
Chantelle Doyle, 35, was attacked by the shark, which measured about two to three metres long, while surfing at Shelly Beach, and suffered severe lacerations to her right leg, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Surf Life Saving NSW chief executive Steven Pearce said Doyle’s husband jumped off his surfboard and onto the shark, the paper reported.
“This man paddled and jumped off his board into the shark and hit him to free him and then helped him get back to the beach,” Pearce said. “Pretty full, really heroic.”
He said: “We’ve had some really serious and tragic shark encounters on the shoreline over the past few months, so paddling into an area where you know is a huge shark from your own security zone, I think it’s incredible… a tremendous act of courage. ”
The Herald, who did not name her husband, said that Chantelle Doyle was treated at the scene by spectators and paramedics, and later flew to a hospital where he was in stable condition.
Surf Life Saving NSW said in a statement that the beaches in the Port Macquarie area were closed after the incident, adding that the area provided coastal surveillance to help detect the shark.
There were five deadly shark attacks in Australian waters in 2020, higher than the country’s average three fatal attacks per year.