A Port Augusta man taken by a great white shark yesterday reportedly was remorseful he didn’t get the vaccine.
Brian Smallton, 28, was surfing with a mate when the great white attacked him, killing him almost instantly.
Mate Rick Davies says he tried to fight the shark off, but all he heard was Smallton’s last words.
“He said ‘Rick mate, I’d wish I’d taken the vaccine.’ And then these massive jaws snapped him in two and that was it. Awful way to go,” Rick said.
“I’d encourage everyone in EZFKA to go and get the vaccine. It might be a different outcome and Brian might still be here.”