Shark Pulls 10-Year-Old Boy Off Fishing Boat

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By WWJ Newsradio 950

(WWJ) A shark grabbed a 10-year-old boy who was on a fishing boat with his father off the coast of Tasmania, Australia.

The father dove in after the boy, and the shark swam away. But not before damage was done.

The child, who was wearing a life vest, suffered injuries to his head and chest.

He is in stable condition following the incident. 

CBS News reported Australia has one of the world's highest incidences of shark attacks, with five fatal maulings already this year. A 15-year-old surfer was killed in a shark attack last week.