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Surfer Mick Fanning, who escaped a shark attack at J-Bay Open in South Africa live on TV, has returned to the water six days later in his native Australia.

Mick Fanning, 34, posted a picture of himself on July 25 near his Tweed Heads home in northern New South Wales.

The champion surfer wrote: “First surf back. Feels so good.”Mick Fanning after shark attack

Mick Fanning was competing in Jeffreys Bay, on the eastern Cape, when he was knocked off his surfboard by a shark.

The three-time world champion was competing in the final of the J-Bay Open when two sharks were seen in his vicinity.

A live camera caught the moment he was thrown from his board.

Mick Fanning said he managed to punch the shark and startle it escaping injury. He was soon rescued and the tournament called off.

On July 25, Mick Fanning posted an Instagram picture on Twitter of himself looking out to sea.


Two teenagers have been injured in separate shark attacks in Oak Island, North Carolina.

A 14-year-old girl was mauled while swimming on June 14, while a 16-year-old boy was attacked on the same stretch of beach less than two hours later.

Mayor Betty Wallace told Reuters that the children had both teenagers lost their limbs as a result of their injuries.

A helicopter was launched to search for the shark.Oak Island shark attacks 2015

Betty Wallace said the girl was attacked shortly after 16:00 local time. A man swimming nearby heard her screams and came to her aid.

She was flown to hospital in Wilmington by helicopter but lost part of her arm and may lose a leg, Betty Wallace added.

The boy was attacked about two miles away on the same stretch of beach and also lost an arm.

Special patrols were launched along the shoreline, warning swimmers to get out of the water as crews searched for the shark.

Town officials will decide on June 15 whether to close the beach to the public.

“I don’t want everybody to think this is one of those areas where you really have to worry about shark bites. But for the foreseeable future, people have to be extra vigilant,” Betty Wallace said.

A rare Red Sea shark attack has killed a German tourist at an Egyptian resort, police say.

The shark reportedly bit off the 52-year-old man’s leg at the knee.

The attack took place on March 22 off the coastal city al-Qusair, the first such incident in five years.Red Sea shark attack oceanic whitetip

The species of shark has not been confirmed. A spate of attacks in 2010 that also led to one death was believed to have been carried out by an oceanic whitetip.

Those attacks forced the closure of part of the major resort of Sharm el-Sheikh for a week.

The area that saw Sunday’s attack witnessed another in 2009 that killed a Frenchwoman.

The German embassy in Cairo said it had been informed of the latest death but could not comment further.

Egypt is one of the world’s leading diving destinations.