New Zealand bodyboarder escapes shark attack at Oreti Beach

February 2, 2010 | Bodyboarding
Lydia Ward counterattacked the shark

Lydia Ward, a 14-year-old New Zealand bodyboarder, escaped a shark attack at Oreti Beach, Invercargill.

The teenager beat the shark on the head with the bodyboard until the animal stopped biting her wetsuit.

Although the shark's teeth got to the skin, Lydia Ward was not severely injured.

It is estimated that the shark was 1,5 meters long. Watch her testimonial.

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