Men survive shark attack after inflatable boat targeted it

TWO men have survived a shark attack off Dunsborough on the south-west coast of Western Australia.

ABC Online reported the pair were in an inflatable boat near Castle Rock at the weekend. when a shark targeted it.

The boat was punctured in the attack but the men made it to shore without injury.

It is unknown what type of shark attacked the inflatable.

The beach was closed after the incident.

According to the Australian Shark Attack File, kept by researchers at Sydney's Taronga Conservation Society, there have been 974 shark attacks in Australia since records began.

Of those 230 have been fatal and 576 sustained serious injuries.

The latest data reveals New South Wales recorded 203 shark attacks and Queensland has recorded 159. - APN NEWSDESK.

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