A simple first-aid technique could give shark bite victims vital minutes of survival until emergency services can get to them.
The Australian National University has found a new method of stemming blood loss from people if they're bitten on the leg.
Dr Nicholas Taylor says technique involved a bystander using their fist to apply pressure between a person's hip and groin, or 'push hard between the hips and the bits', to pinch the femoral artery closed.
'If someone has been bitten on their leg, you only need to find the middle point between the hip and the genitals, make a fist and push as hard as you can,' the ANU expert said.
ANU Medical School Associate Dean Dr Nicholas Taylor said people should press down with their fist on the area between the hips and genitals and use the full force of their bodyweight
'We found people can do this for a long period of time and making a fist covers the area you need. It's not hard to find. It could even be marked with an X on a