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Swimmer tells of shark attack

May 12, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

An Australian swimmer survived a great white shark attack by poking the creature in the eye as it dragged him through the water and tore flesh from his left leg.

Jason Cull, 37, was swimming off Australia's southwest coast when the 12-foot shark attacked. "Initially I thought it was a dolphin," Cull told the Australian newspaper. "I just remember being dragged along backwards. I was trying to feel its gills but I found its eye and I stuck my finger in and that's when it let go."

The shark tore two chunks from Cull's left leg. He was rescued by a lifeguard.

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