Boy bitten by shark on NSW mid north coast

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A 13-year-old boy has been bitten by a shark at Port Macquarie on the New South Wales mid north coast.

NSW Ambulance says the attack happened just before 6am at Town Beach.

Paramedics treated the teenager for bite wounds to his foot, finger and upper leg and took him to Port Macquarie Base Hospital.

Ambulance spokeswoman Susan George said the boy was in a stable condition.

"Amazingly, he was in fairly good spirits when our crew arrived and local surf lifesavers did a great job looking after him when he first came out of the water.

"I'd say this young man will have a few stories to tell his mates when he's well enough to return to school," she said.

Town Beach has been closed.

It's the second shark attack at Port Macquarie this year.

A 35-year-old woman was badly mauled in an attack while surfing at Shelly Beach in August and was saved by her husband who punched the shark until it let go.