Lighthouse beach Shark attack Port Macquarie Toby Begg Shark attack Today

Lighthouse beach Shark attack Port Macquarie Shark attack Today

Key Highlights:

  • Surfer Toby Begg, 44, battles a 4-meter white shark, sustaining serious leg injuries.
  • Swift response by fellow surfers and an off-duty doctor prevents severe blood loss.
  • Lighthouse Beach and nearby shores temporarily closed for safety.
  • Government plans to redeploy shark nets after the incident sparks concerns.

Toby Begg Survives the Shark Attack

NSW, Port Macquarie – A surfer faced serious injuries on his leg while fighting with the shark on NSW North coast.

44 year old Toby Begg receiving medical treatment at Port Macquarie Base Hospital. Toby suffered serious injuries from hip to lower legs.

Toby was bitten by white shark on the leg while fighting with the shark. Toby fought with the shark for about 30 seconds. White shark was about 4 meter long.

Chief Inspector Martin Bruke mentioned that tony somehow managed to reach the shore then assisted by the surfers.

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Paramedics arrived around 10am at Lighthouse Beach and took Toby to the Port Macquarie Base Hospital and currently undergoing surgeries.

Chief Inspector Martin Bruke also mentioned that an off duty emergency doctor was present at the shore, he immediately responded to the emergency and applied tourniquet to the Toby Begg’s leg which helped to prevent the severe blood loss.

Luckily an off duty emergency doctor was present that helped the gentleman and increased the chance of his survival because Begg faced some life threatening injuries.

Inspector Joshua Smyth was present at the ambulance mentioned that Toby suffered blood loss.

Everyone present at the shore did a great job by responding quickly to the emergency.

After interviewing some people who were present at the shore mentioned that shark was about 4m long and Toby was bleeding badly.

Lighthouse beach and the nearby beaches are temporarily closed and will remain closed for sometime to keep the people safe.

Port Macquarie Light House Beach Closed

It is confirmed by the lifeguard that beach will be closed for at least 24 hours.

Currently there are 15 smart drum lines which are used to tag the shark and release them after tagging. Whenever a tagged shark comes near the shore it sends an alert on NSW government’s shark smart app.

Shark nets were not utilized by the government but after the incident Chris Minns made the decision to redeploy the shark nets in 51 beaches from September 1 to April 30.

Local surf rescue club keeping an eye on the shore and using drone to monitor the shark and also to warn people lifeguard service placed the warning signs telling people not to swim.

A bronze whaler shark has been spotted shortly after the incident which was caught on Smart drumline.

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FAQ(Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. What was name and the age of the surfer who fought with the shark?
A1. Name of the surfer is Toby Begg and he is 44 years old.

Q2. How long Toby Begg fought with the shark?
A2.Toby fought with the shark for about 30 seconds.

Q3. How big was the shark?
A3. White shark was about 4 meter long.

Q4. What injuries Toby Begg faced while fighting the shark?
A4.Toby was bitten by white shark on the leg while fighting with the shark. Toby suffered serious injuries from hip to lower legs.

Q5. Where did the incident took place?
A5. The incident took place at lighthouse beach, Port Macquarie.

Q6. Currently at which hospital Toby Begg receiving medical treatment?
A6. Toby Begg receiving medical treatment at Port Macquarie Base Hospital.

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