Shark attack at Scotts Head, New South Wales, Australia

Shark attack details: Scotts Head, New South Wales, 23-Feb-1999
Date of attack: February 23rd 1999
Location: Scotts Head, New South Wales
Shark species: White or Tiger shark
Name of victim: male
Age of victim: 35 years old
Sex of victim: M
Activity: Surfing
Injury: Left hand & forearm bitten, board bitten

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