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Shark attack survivor wins fight to keep tooth predator left in his surfboard

A surfer almost killed in a great white shark attack has been told he can keep a tooth stuck in his board - after a six-year legal battle.

Chris Blowes, now 32, lost his leg and was left in a coma for 10 days after the horror incident in South Australia in 2015. The predator's tooth became embedded in his board during the attack, which he was told he could not own under local laws.

But the state has now ruled that Mr Blowes can keep the "souvenir" - the first time such an exemption has been granted. Under the Fisheries Management Act, possessing, selling or purchasing any part of white sharks is an imprisonable offence. Got a story?

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