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Ballina’s Cooper Allen, the 17-year-old who was bitten on the upper leg yesterday by what was believed to be a 3.5m great white shark, is said to be in good spirits and is expected to make a full recovery.
His injuries, whilst severe, are of a nature that should allow him to fully recover in time, although with some scarring.
It has been reported that the shark’s teeth narrowly missed his major artery and blood vessels and as such, the prognosis is quite good considering what could have been.
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