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'I stomped on the shark until it released me'

9News.com.au logo 9News.com.au 11/11/2018 Elizabeth Creasy

A shark attack victim says he is happy to be in piece after being mauled at a beach south of Perth.

Noah Symmans has told 9 News he was surfing with a mate when the shark latched on to his leg.

It was just before 9 o'clock yesterday morning at Pyramids Beach when the 20-year-old was sitting on his bodyboard with his legs dangling in the water when he felt the shark start to drag him down.

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The champion Bodyboarder managed to kick it with his other foot until it let go.

"It was fairly eery vibes, a couple salmon were about and it was overcast... super sharky vibes," he said.

a person sitting on a bed: Noah Symmans managed to kick a shark until it let go of his other leg. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Noah Symmans managed to kick a shark until it let go of his other leg.

"We were mid-conversation waiting in the lineup when I felt something grab my left leg and try and pull me under, so with my other leg I stomped the shark until it released me and we gunned it for the rocks."

He then got himself to shore - where surf life savers and paramedics gave him first aid before he was airlifted to RPH.

"I'm just happy to be in one piece and thankful for all the help from the life guards and paramedics and the love from all my family and friends."

This latest attack happened while a nippers competition was underway at the same beach, prompting angry calls for the government to act.

This is the third shark attack at Pyramids beach since 2014.

A 13-year-old boy was bitten on the leg that year. An 18 year old man also received deep lacerations his foot.

The beach remains closed this morning.

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