Shark attack at Crowdy Head, New South Wales, Australia

Shark attack details: Crowdy Head, New South Wales, 23-Mar-2011
Date of attack: March 23rd 2011
Location: Crowdy Head, New South Wales
Shark species: 2.5 m Bull shark
Name of victim: David Pearson
Age of victim: 48 years old
Sex of victim: M
Activity: Surfing
Injury: Severe injury to left forearm

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