Man bitten while surfing near Ballina, NSW

Inquiries are continuing after a man was bitten while surfing at Ballina today, NSW Police say.

About 11.30am, police were called to the hospital where a 25–year-old man has presented with a small wound to his right lower leg.

He has told police that he had been surfing with friends for around two hours when he felt something bump his board before he fell into the water at Sharpes Beach.

The injured man has made his way to hospital and was taken to Ballina Hospital by friends.

Police are working with authorities to determine what species might have bitten the man.

At this time, all beaches in the Ballina Shire have been closed for 24 hours.

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