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Girl attacked by sea lion off Australian coast

Updated: April 17, 2007, 2:00 PM ET
Associated Press — April 16, 2007

CANBERRA, Australia — A 13-year-old girl said Tuesday she used kicks and punches to fend off a sea lion that attacked her as she was riding a surfboard that was being towed by a boat.

Ella Murphy was riding the surfboard off Lancelin, a town 80 miles north of the Western Australia state capital of Perth, when a sea lion leaped from the water, biting her face and neck on Friday.

Murphy said she initially thought the brown shape streaking beneath the surface was a shark.

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