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Girl fights shark with body-board

Lydia from New Zealand

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Now, coming face to face with a shark might make you a little nervous.

But when one girl was paddling in the sea in New Zealand, she managed to escape an attack using her nerves of steel and a very handy piece of kit.

She used her body board to beat off the shark, and was left only with some small tears in her swimming costume.

We asked Ricky to find out more...