The Westpac Helicopter treating surfer Sam Morgan after he was attacked by a shark at Lighthouse Beach, Ballina, last night.
The Westpac Helicopter treating surfer Sam Morgan after he was attacked by a shark at Lighthouse Beach, Ballina, last night. Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter

Sam Morgan out of coma after suffering shark attack

BALLINA surfer Sam Morgan has woken from a medically induced coma after he was attacked by a bull shark at Lighthouse Beach on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old was bitten on the left thigh about 6:15pm and made his way to the beach where he was assisted by other surfers and bystanders.

After being given three units of blood, Mr Morgan was placed in a medically induced coma by paramedics at Ballina Airport before being flown to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.

The aspiring professional surfer woke from the coma late yesterday.

A Gold Coast University Hospital spokesman said Mr Morgan was in a stable condition.

"He is awake and doing well," the spokesman said.



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