Courageous Australian Surfer Saves Wife From Great White Shark Attack

In one of the most heroic displays of courage we've ever seen, an Australian surfer saved his wife from an aggressive Great White Shark who tried to chomp her down. The surfer,

Australian media reported that a man named Mark Rapley rescued his wife Chantelle Doyle, 35, who was surfing off Shelly Beach at Port Macquarie, New South Wales, when the shark decided to attack.

Fortunately, Doyle's quick thinking husband punched the shark in the nose until it released its grip on his wife, then he helped carrying her back to shore, where she received urgent medical attention after being airlifted to hospital with serious injuries to her right leg.

Experts quoted by the Port Macquarie News believed the juvenile great white shark that attacked Doyle was up to 3 meter long.

Surf Life Saving NSW chief executive Steven Pearce praised the husband, named by media as, for his quick action.

"This fella paddled over and jumped off his board on to the shark and hit it to get it to release her and then assisted her back into the beach...[p]retty full on, really heroic."

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