A man is being airlifted to Adelaide after being bitten by a shark in waters off Kangaroo Island this afternoon.
SA Police said emergency services were called to D’Estrees Bay at about 2:20pm after receiving reports that a surfer had been bitten by a Great White Shark.
They said the 29-year-old local man managed to paddle back to shore and sought help from a member of the public, who then drove him toward Kingscote.
Paramedics then met the car and transported the man to the hospital. He was then airlifted to Adelaide for treatment.
His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.
Police, in conjunction with Fisheries and the local council, are in the process of erecting signs to close D’Estrees Bay beach and have asked people to avoid the area.
More to come.