Shark attack survivor Craig Ison won't go back in the water

SHARK attack survivor Craig Ison has told the ABC he will never go back into the water.

The 51-year-old veteran surfer was mauled by a great white shark while surfing at Evans Head on July 31.

Bitten on the arm and leg, Mr Ison has been recovering in hospital since the attack and is due to be released this weekend.

>> Craig Ison's 'blow-by-blow' shark attack

Craig Ison's surfboard
Craig Ison's surfboard


But he won't be returning to the water.

"After what I've been through, there's no way you would go back in the water," he told the ABC.

"It wouldn't make sense."

Mr Ison wants northern NSW authorities to install drum lines and shark nets to protect surfers and beach-goers.

Topics:  craig ison editors picks evans head great white shark shark attack

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Chaplaincy growth surge in prisons and hospitals

HELPING OTHERS: Beverley Hermann is one of the first graduates from a Queensland-first pastoral care course offered by Carinity.

Carinity offers pastoral care services for the region.

'Thugs' in terrifying home invasion of sick woman

CALLOUS: Shaun Sielaff was sentenced to four years' jail for burglary.

Ill Dinmore victim prevented from calling for help

Call for 'archaic' Queensland bunny ban to be removed

HELP: Care for animals. Picture: Sam Rosewarne

"This is 2018, not 1888 let's get serious, have a good look at it"

Local Partners