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Shark mauls surfer off southwest Australia, injuring legs

AP  |  Perth 

An says a mauled a off the southwest Australian coast, inflicting serious injuries to both legs.

said the man, aged in his 30s, was at on Monday when he was attacked.

Bertoldo says the man was treated on the beach by paramedics before he was flown by helicopter 250 kilometers (160 miles) to a hospital in the city of

The hospital describes the victim's condition as stable.

The attack prompted the to temporarily postpone the nearby Margaret River Pro contest.

Lifeguards say a 4-meter (13-foot) was spotted off a nearby beach two hours after the attack.

A was killed by a at in 2013.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 12:35 IST