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Tuesday 27 June 2017

Snapped! Boy surfer photo-bombed by shark

Eden Hasson, 10, surfs near what is believed to be a great white shark (Chris Hasson/AP)
Eden Hasson, 10, surfs near what is believed to be a great white shark (Chris Hasson/AP)

A 10-year-old surfer has had a close encounter with a photo-bombing shark that shared a wave with him off an Australian beach.

Chris Hasson said he was taking photos of his son Eden riding a wave off Samurai Beach at Port Stephens, 110 miles north of Sydney, on Tuesday when something unexpected and indistinct caught his eye.

He discovered he had photographed the face of a twisting shark just below the surface with his son on an apparent collision course.

Mr Hasson says shark experts have since told him it was a juvenile great white about 8ft long.

James Cook University shark researcher Andrew Chin said the photographed shark was possibly a small great white.

Eden was not injured.

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