Fanning Speaks: "Unlucky, But Lucky"

Mick Fanning and Julian Wilson returned to Australia following their traumatic shark encounter during the J-Bay Open Final.

During their first press conference, Fanning expressed gratitude to Wilson for putting himself in harm's way. He also noted that the incident was completely random in his opinion, saying that he feels, "unlucky, but lucky all in the same sentence."

Media outlets across the globe had been clamoring for more detail about the event Finalists regarding the incident and how they are managing the subsequent emotions.

For more information on the incident watch the WSL Update Show and read the full story.

Check out WSL CEO Paul Speaker's official statement following the incident here.

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