A WOMAN is fighting for her life after she was bitten on the head by a shark in a savage attack.
The 32-year-old suffered "extremely serious head injuries" and was rushed to hospital after being rescued from the sea off Adelaide, Australia.
She was reportedly diving at a reef when she was attacked by the shark.
Dramatic footage shows beachgoers and paramedics scrambling on the beach after the vicious mauling, near the Port Noarlunga Jetty.
Bystanders can be seen holding up plastic sheets as they help protect the woman's privacy as she laid stricken in pain.
The video goes on to show people looking on in shock just after the attack.
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The South Australian Ambulance service were first on the scene after getting horror reports of a shark biting a woman’s face.
Other images show people frantically leaving the water and walking alongside the woman who was put on an emergency lifeboat and taken away from the busy beach.
Emergency services rushed to the Adelaide beach after the terrifying event and found the woman conscious and breathing but with severe facial injuries.
A woman spoke to The Advertiser about what happened.
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After hearing screams, the woman looked up and saw a gruesome trail of blood along the beach.
She said: “I looked up to see this women basically wrapped in tarp … there was blood on the side of her head.
“When they brought her up to the ambulance, you could see there was a lot of blood. No one knew it was a shark attack.”
In a statement, police say the dangerous beast wasn't found even after the beach was evacuated.
It read: “Police with the assistance of other emergency services evacuated the water while a search to locate the shark was undertaken.”
“Members of the public have since returned to the water after the search failed to locate the shark.”
The woman was taken to Flinders Medical Centre for further treatment.
It comes just over a week after a 55-year-old South Australian surfer named Tod Gendle was fatally killed by a great white at a beach near Streaky Bay.
That was the second death in South Austarlia this year after Simon Baccanello, 46, a teacher was killed by a shark near Elliston.
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Earlier this month a woman was mauled by a great white shark twice in a gruesome attack in front of horrified beachgoers.
Terrified onlookers rushed to the water to drag her to safety as the victim screamed for help.
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