Kylie's back in the action
A LENNOX Head woman who was attacked by a shark just two months ago is understood to be preparing to join the Sea Shepherd's next journey to Antarctica.
Kylie Maguire was bitten on her legs and buttocks by a three-metre shark while swimming in Tonga in September.
At the time she was working on ICE, a boat owned by professional treasure-hunting company, Tonga Blue.
After the shark attack Ms Maguire spent weeks in hospital and had two operations.
Her mother, Denise Maguire, this week told The Northern Star that Kylie had recovered well.
When asked what her daughter was planning next, Mrs Maguire said: "I can't really say, but she's going to be doing what she loves and something that she has always dreamed of.
"Kylie is good at what she does. I don't need to worry."
It is believed Ms Maguire will volunteer on one of the Sea Shepherd's ships during the Antarctic whale defence campaign, Operation Zero Tolerance.
The Zero Tolerance crews - including four ships, a heli- copter, eight small rigid inflatable boats, three drones and more than 100 volunteers - will depart for Antarctica in the coming weeks.
Ms Maguire's former boss, the captain of ICE, Don McIntyre, posted on his blog that he was proud of Kylie's recovery and for her determination to work on the Sea Shepherd.
"Kylie was declared fit to go, so has now signed on to Sea Shepherd's new 'secret ship' (they will have four this season) for this season's Antarctic battles with the Japanese," he wrote.