You’ve probably been snaked in your lifetime, and you may have wanted to throw your board at the offender’s face. But you didn’t. One man at Snapper Rocks did, however, after being snaked by boat captain and abalone diver Mark Morlock, 41.
Morlock reports that after dropping in on him, the culprit approached him and, after exchanging words, “He let his board go from between his legs, straight into my (Morlock’s) face.”
Morlock made it to the beach where he received first aid from a lifeguard where the aggressor continued to try to fight him. He was initially taken to Tweed Heads Hospital then sent to Gold Coast University Hospital where he received 12 hours of micro surgery on his eye. He will learn if he loses sight today.