Father-of-two is rushed to hospital after being mauled by a shark so badly he wanted CPR whereas swimming in a preferred river
- Father-of-two Cameron Wrathall, in his 50s, was bitten by a suspected bull shark
- Mr Wrathall and a buddy had been on a morning swim when he was bitten by a shark
- Two kayakers assisted him by overlaying his wound and taking him again to shore
- The injured father was taken to hospital and rushed into an working theatre
A father-of-two has been rushed to hospital after he was badly mauled by a shark whereas swimming in a river at a preferred swimming spot.
Cameron Wrathall was swimming with a buddy at Blackwall Attain off Bicton in Perth’s south when he was attacked about 8am on Thursday.
The person aged in his 50s was within the Swan River in Bicton, 10km south-west of the Perth CBD the place shark assaults are nearly unheard-of.
Mr Wrathall’s accidents from the assault by a suspected bull shark had been so extreme needed to be revived with CPR when introduced ashore.
Father-of-two Cameron Wrathall (pictured), in his 50s, was swimming with a buddy within the Swan River at Blackwall Attain in Bicton in Perth’s south when he was attacked by a suspected bull shark at 8am on Thursday
The seaside at Blackwall Attain, close to the place Mr Wrathall was attacked. He Mr Wrathall was taken to the shore of a seaside throughout from Blackwall Attain and acquired CPR earlier than being rushed to hospital for surgical procedure
Two kayakers heard Mr Wrathall’s screams and noticed blood within the water earlier than going over to help him on the widespread swimming spot.
One of the kayakers took off his T-shirt and wrapped it across the wound earlier than taking Mr Wrathall to shore.
‘There was a good bit of blood within the water and the chunk was fairly a major one, it was proper on the prime of his thigh, so it was a fairly first rate bit,’ one kayaker informed Nine News.
Mr Wrathall was taken to a seaside throughout from Blackwall Attain, acquired CPR and rushed to Royal Perth Hospital by way of St John Ambulance.
The severity of his accidents isn’t identified but however he was taken to hospital underneath ‘precedence one’ situations, which is the quickest ambulance transport potential.
Mr Wrathall was taken into an working theatre at 9.30am however docs don’t imagine his accidents are life-threatening.
He’s now in a vital however steady situation in hospital.
The 2 kayakers who saved Mr Wrathall. The kayaker on the left is demonstrating how huge the chunk on Mr Wrathall’s higher proper thigh was
Mr Wrathall labored on the Fremantle Water Polo Membership and swam within the river nearly each day.
Western Australia‘s fisheries division believes a bull shark two to 3 metres in measurement was accountable for the assault.
A water police vessel is on the scene and folks have been cleared from the water.
WA Premier Mark McGowan stated the shark assault was a ‘a really, very stunning occasion’.
‘We have not had an assault by a bull shark within the river for 50 years, the final time somebody was killed by a bull shark within the river was 100 years in the past,’ he stated.
‘I’ll get a full report from Fisheries within the subsequent few days about this occasion and what might be executed about these kinds of points.’
Western Australia ‘s fisheries division believes a bull shark two to 3 metres in measurement was accountable for the assault (inventory picture)
A 13-year-old boy died after he was bitten on the thigh by a bull shark whereas swimming within the Swan River close to Mosman Park in 1923.
That is the one recorded deadly bull shark assault in Perth’s Swan River.
Bull sharks are infamous for his or her aggressive nature, and presence in heat, shallow brackish and freshwater programs together with estuaries, canals and rivers.
It are also referred to as the Zambezi shark in Africa, and ‘Lake Nicaragua shark’ in Nicaragua in South America.
Perth’s Swan River. A 13-year-old boy died after he was bitten on the thigh by a bull shark whereas swimming within the Swan River close to Mosman Park in 1923. That is the one recorded deadly bull shark assault in Perth’s Swan River