Man bitten in shark feeding frenzy

An 18-year-old man was bitten today as hundreds of sharks continued a massive feeding frenzy off eastern Australia.

Queensland state Fisheries Minister Tim Mulherin said the man was wading in knee-deep water when he was bitten on the foot by a small shark.

“I understand the young man was standing in less than 30 centimetres of water when the shark bit him on the foot – the wound required 11 stitches,” Mulherin said.

Several beaches along Queensland’s popular Gold Coast were closed over the weekend as more than 100 hammerhead, grey nurse and bronze whaler sharks fed off massive schools of fish moving along the coast.

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