CM – Man dies in shark attack on Australian beach

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A man died after a shark attack in Australia despite the efforts of « incredibly brave » surfers and bystanders who came to his aid, authorities said on Sunday.

The man from whom Believed to be in his twenties, he was mauled by a shark on Emerald Beach near Coffs Harbor, about six hours north of Sydney, according to paramedics. Rescue workers, including a medical helicopter team, rushed briefly on Sunday to the crime scene before 11:00 a.m. local time after they received calls for help.

Chris Wilson, a New South Wales ambulance inspector, said paramedics had arrived to find local surfers and bystanders trying to rescue the man , and said the group was « incredibly brave in a very challenging situation. » Coffs Harbor Rescue Service said the beach and surrounding waters were closed to swimmers and surfers due to the incident.

« Our condolences go out to family and friends. Please do not go into the water in the area, « read a Facebook post.

According to the Taronga Conservation Society Australia, it was the second fatal shark attack recorded in Australian waters this year.

There were 26 mutilations in 2020, eight of which were fatal, according to government agency data.

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