Shark attack at Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Shark attack details: Byron Bay, New South Wales, 15-Oct-2007
Date of attack: October 15th 2007
Location: Byron Bay, New South Wales
Shark species: 2.5 m Great white shark
Name of victim: Linda Whitehurst
Age of victim: 52 years old
Sex of victim: F
Activity: Surf-skiing
Injury: small laceration to wrist

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