Spearfisherman ‘mauled by shark’ leaving him fighting for life with serious injuries

A SPEARFISHERMAN has been left fighting for his life after he was reportedly mauled by a shark.

Emergency services rushed to the scene near Port Hedland in Australia following reports a man in his 30s was seriously injured.

The man was attacked near Port Hedland in Pilbara

The man was attacked near Port Hedland in PilbaraCredit: Google Maps

Two St John Ambulance crews were called to Richardson’s Boat Ramp just after 11:30am and brought the man back to the shore.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene and then taken to Hedland Health Campus as a priority-one patient.

It is believed the man was attacked far off the coast, while spearfishing in the area.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service was also at the scene in case the man needed to be transferred to Perth.

Police and ambulance crews remain at the scene.

Experts from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development are investigating the incident.

The department urged people to check for shark activity using the SharkSmart website, app and Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed. 

The horrifying attack comes a week after a 39-year-old woman was mauled to death just 50ft from the shore at Plettenberg Bay in South Africa.

Terrifying footage shows a great white shark savaging a diver’s cage in front of stunned onlookers in Stewart Island, New Zealand.

Another nail-biting clip shows a great white circling a man’s kayak off the California coast.

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