Rescue surfer from shark attack, head home, hang out washing, start hospital shift: Dr Kurt Durbridge on his unusual day

The emergency doctor went to work hours after he saved the life of a man savaged by a shark.
Dr Kurt Durbridge.

“I feel like I’ve been involved with probably the most significant experience of my life. I couldn’t imagine if we had had to hold his hand or something if he had died.”

Dr Kurt Durbridge is describing the morning he helped save a surfer who had been dragged from the water after being savaged by a great white shark at a Port Macquarie beach on the NSW mid-north coast.