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Australian surfer injured as dolphin slams into him

Published on Mar 17, 2014 11:39 AM

SYDNEY (AFP) - A surfer in Australia was airlifted to hospital on Monday after a dolphin slammed into him as he was riding a wave at a remote beach.

The 27-year-old man was on his body board, or boogie board, at Bawley Point, 250 kilometres south of Sydney, when the collision occurred.

"He has come over a wave and as he did so, a dolphin has come through and hit him in the pelvic area," New South Wales Ambulance duty operations manager Wayne Dunlop said.

"The force has been enough to tear the patient's wetsuit."

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