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A SHARK attack victim is being probed over claims he taunted the beast by jumping on its back – seconds before he was mauled.

Aaron Moir, dubbed the “shark rider” was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia after being attacked by a three-metre long shark.

Aaron Moir, 32, was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital after being attacked by a three-metre-long shark

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Aaron Moir, 32, was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital after being attacked by a three-metre-long sharkCredit: Seven
Shocking footage shows Moir jumping on the beast

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Shocking footage shows Moir jumping on the beastCredit: Seven

The horror attack happened on Tuesday while Moir, 32, was working as a skipper on a Montebello Island Safaris charter boat near Varanus Island off the coast of Western Australia.

Horrified witnesses told 7News that Moir jumped off the boat onto the back of the shark, which then brutally attacked him.

Panicked boat crew sailed to Exmouth where Moir was treated by paramedics for back and leg injuries.

He remains in a stable condition in Royal Perth Hospital after suffering significant but not life-threatening lower-body injuries.

Moir, who brands himself the “shark rider” on Instagram, is now under investigation by Australia’s Department of Fisheries and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority over the dangerous stunt.

Passengers on the boat have been left outraged – and demanded compensation from Montebello Island Safaris. They say it took 18 months to plan the trip, which cost £2,600 each. 

It comes seven years after he was filmed jumping off a boat and onto the back of a three-metre hammerhead shark.

At the time, he said: “I was a bit of an idiot but I’ve worked with sharks for a long time and I understand them and how they go.

“I’d definitely love to get in the water with a great white if there was some who knew what they were doing.”

Despite a brush with death, Moir vowed to repeat the stunt.

Lemon sharks, which gain their name because of a stranger yellow colouring to their skin, are a protected species and are not known to be aggressive.

There were eight deaths from shark attacks in Australia last year – the highest toll since 1929.

Panicked boat crew sailed to Exmouth where Moir was treated by paramedics for back and leg injuries

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Panicked boat crew sailed to Exmouth where Moir was treated by paramedics for back and leg injuriesCredit: Seven
Moir brands himself 'the shark rider' on Instagram

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Moir brands himself ‘the shark rider’ on InstagramCredit: Seven
Roofer hauls in 300lb shark almost as big as his boat after epic 90-minute battle that dragged his vessel five miles

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A SHARK attack victim is being probed over claims he taunted the beast by jumping on its back – seconds before he was mauled. Aaron Moir, dubbed the “shark rider” was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia after being attacked by a three-metre long shark. The horror attack happened on Tuesday while Moir, […]

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