New Zealand man's lucky escape after shark attack in remote Australian waters

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A Kiwi has made a lucky escape after he was bitten by a shark while spearfishing in the remote waters of Australia's Nothern Territory. 

Karl Waters, 25, was left with deep lacerations on his right arm on Sunday after a whitetip reef shark moved in on him to snatch his trout but instead latched onto his arm. 

Gruesome photographs show Mr Water's deep cuts. 

Karl Waters was left with deep lacerations after the attack on Sunday.
Karl Waters was left with deep lacerations after the attack on Sunday. Photo credit: Caters
Mr Waters received 30 stitches to his wounds.
Mr Waters received 30 stitches to his wounds. Photo credit: Caters

He swam back to the shore at Groote Eylandt island and raised the alarm. He was hospitalised and received 30 stitches to his wounds. 

Despite it being the second shark attack Mr Waters has endured, he says he has no bad blood for the ocean predator. 

And he has vowed to waste no time returning to the water as soon as he recovers.

Caters. 

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