14 November 17
A British doctor who was attacked by a shark at a NSW beach says he owes Mick Fanning a beer after escaping with a punch to the shark’s head.
Charlie Fry, 25, had been surfing at Avoca Beach on the state’s Central Coast on Monday afternoon when he felt something knock into him.
“I turned to the right and I saw a shark’s head come out of the water with its teeth and I just punched it in the face,” he told Nine News.
“I got back on my board, shouted at my friends who were there and then managed to catch a wave in.
“So it was a bit of a close call.”
Speaking on Nine’s Today, Mr Fry said he had been inspired by surfer Mick Fanning when it came to dealing with the “hectic” incident.
AUTHOR: LIZ BURKE