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Son rescues Noosa paramedic after shark attack

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Bullshark Courier Mail

NOOSA paramedic Dan Moore's 15-year-old son Max paddled through bloodied water at Balian on Bali's west coast to push his father to shore after his hand was slashed by a two-metre shark.

Dan, a former Mooloolaba Spit lifeguard, is recovering in BIMC Hospital in Kuta after surgery to reattach five tendons slashed during the attack.

His brother Billy said Max was a strong board paddler, surfer and a real champion.

The family loves Bali, are regular visitors and will return to the island, but not to the Balian surf break which was the site of two shark attacks in 2016.

Mr Moore said his brother had suffered a series of bites to his wrist and forearm with the severed tendons causing his wrist to flip back and give the appearance of being broken.

Yet despite having to repeatedly punch the animal until it let go and being unable to paddle, Billy said his brother's biggest concern was about Max and that he may also be hurt if it returned for another go at him.

"He was worried about Max. There was a lot of blood in the water," Mr Moore said.

"He's fine. He was treated by a hand surgeon who has just spent 12 months in Sydney."

Mr Moore said his brother was concerned about inaccurate news reports he has said he would not return to Bali.

"The way he's been treated has been absolutely fantastic. He loves Bali. What he said was he won't return to Balian."

Mr Moore made himself the same promise after becoming concerned about the water quality at the break which is affected by outflows from the Balian River.

Balian means "sacred" and while Balinese believe in the mystical powers of the river, it is often murky.

Mr Moore said he gave up on the break after a dead pig floated past on his last visit.

Dan Moore will return to Australia with his family in the next couple of days.

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