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Kayaker saves mate from shark attack

2012-06-20 09:05

Sydney - A man paddling his kayak off a Perth beach was saved by a friend after a 3.5m shark attacked him on Wednesday.

The man aged in his 50s was about 150m offshore when the shark rammed the back of his surf ski and took a bite.

He was thrown into the water but a fellow paddler managed to drag him aboard and they reached shore unscathed.

Surf Life Saving West Australia spokesperson Paul Andrew told The West Australian newspaper the paddler at first thought he had been hit by a jet ski.

"It's an extremely brave act to firstly paddle past a shark of that size and pick his mate up," he said.