Upon hearing of Lee’s injuries, the Courier Mail have revealed that Fanning donated AU $75,000 to Lee, an amount which he was due to receive for appearing on the Australian television programme 60 Minutes.
Sharks are a regular feature in Australian waters, and swimmers and surfers have had their share of encounters with the animals this year, with the most recent attack in April west of Adelaide, in southern Australia.
Capt. Ben Chancey of Chew on This Fishing Charters was out in the waters off Stuart when the close encounter occurred. The company operates out of Stuart and offers excursions for tarpon, goliath grouper, “monster sharks” and more.