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Australian surfer Mick Fanning in another shark scare

Mick Fanning was back at the beach where he was attacked by a shark in 2015

An Australian world champion surfer who escaped a shark attack while competing two years ago has been pulled to safety after another scare.

They ferried the surfers on to boats via a jet-ski, and later resumed the competition. Medina beat Fanning to advance to the semi-finals.

It is the second shark sighting at the surfing event this week.

In the 2015 incident, Fanning survived being attacked by a shark when it knocked him from his surfboard into the sea.

The three-time world champion later said he had been able to "get a punch into its back" and startle it.


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