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Jaws, WA style

A Western Australian beach remains closed on Sunday morning after a Perth man was attacked by a shark while swimming there.

Jason Cull, 37, was about 80 metres off Middleton Beach on the state’s south coast on Saturday morning when a four metre white pointer shark, one of three circling the area, attacked him.

He underwent emergency surgery for lacerations to his left leg and was in a stable condition, an Albany Hospital spokesperson said.

Joanne Lucas, a volunteer at the local surf club heard Mr Cull’s cries for help and dashed into the sea, pulling him to safety.


I have a very healthy respect for the sea, I don’t swim in it, or allow my children to do so either. This may seem terribly un-Australian  but I do this out of respect, I respect that the sea  is a foreign environment and that  humans are interlopers there. In the sea sharks are the top predators and it is a fool who thinks that you can gambol around in the territory of a predator and not be viewed as a  potential  meal. Which is a roundabout way of saying that although I am glad that this chap managed to survive relatively intact that we should not try to  hunt down a fish  that was only doing what is in it’s nature, when we enter the sea we enter the realm of the shark who, unlike us, only kill to survive.

Cheers Comrades



  1. Elijah says:

    I love the beach.

    But to swim with a diving knife, I’d get odd looks.

  2. Iain Hall says:

    I love the beach too

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