“This fella paddled over and jumped off his board on to the shark and hit it to get it to release her and then assisted her back into the beach. Pretty full on, really heroic.” -Surf Life Saving NSW Chief Executive Steven Pearce
Chantelle Doyle, 35, was surfing off Shelly Beach at Port Macquarie, New South Wales, when a juvenile great white shark up to 10ft in length latched onto her leg. The BBC reports man later identified as her husband leapt from his surfboard onto the attacking shark, repeatedly punching the animal until it let go. Ms Doyle was flown to Newcastle Hospital for surgery and was in a stable condition. This dude is a straight-up hero.