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A Navy diver has undergone emergency surgery after fighting off a shark off Woolloomooloo in Sydney Harbour this morning.
The 31-year-old was brought to St Vincent's Hospital in a critical condition about 7:00am (AEDT), with severe injuries to his right hand and right thigh.
The hospital has not confirmed reports that the man lost his hand. It says he is in a serious but stable condition in intensive care.
The Royal Australian Navy is in shock after a shark bit one of its elite divers during a counter-terrorism exercise in Sydney Harbour.
The Army's elite SAS soldiers might be known the world over for their advanced skills but in the Navy, they don't come more highly trained than the specialist clearance divers.
Originally posted by Chadwickus
This isn't what you'd be expecting diving in the habour,
Originally posted by NuclearPaul
I wonder if he was wearing an electronic shark repellant like the "Shark Shield"?
Police here must use them if sharks may be present. If he was, and it was being used correctly, it would be a world first.