Shark attacks man surfing in Australia

(CNN)A man has been airlifted to the hospital after being bitten by a shark off the coast of New South Wales in Australia, according to local police.

Police said in a statement Sunday that emergency services were called to Byron Bay around 6:40 a.m. local time, after reports that a man surfing near Belongil Beach was bitten on the leg by a shark.
The 41-year-old local man returned to shore on his board and alerted other surfers, police said.

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