History: Bombo Beach shark attack worst in past 50 years

By Kate McIlwain
Updated April 1 2016 - 3:49pm, first published March 31 2016 - 4:00pm
Half a century: Ray Short, who was dragged from the surf at Coledale Beach with a shark attached to his leg in 1966 (inset), returned to the beach in 2013. Picture: Kirk Gilmour.
Half a century: Ray Short, who was dragged from the surf at Coledale Beach with a shark attached to his leg in 1966 (inset), returned to the beach in 2013. Picture: Kirk Gilmour.

For a coastal region, full of surfers and beach-lovers, the Illawarra’s shark attack history is relatively unmarked by serious incidents.

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