A man has been killed in a suspected shark attack on Tuesday off a popular beach on the mid-north coast of Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) state, rescuers reported.
“Despite the best efforts of paramedics and bystanders at the scene, the man could not be resuscitated” NSW Ambulance said.
This incident was reported from Tuncurry Beach (Nine Mile Beach), New South Wales state, Australia. The man(victim) in his 50s, suffered fatal injuries to his upper right thigh from the shark attack while surfing. Authorities believe it was a great white shark.
“When the attack occurred he did actually see the shark and called out to try and warn others,” Police Superintendent Christopher Schilt said.
This is Australia’s first fatal shark attack in 2021. and 8 people were killed last year(2020), according to the Taronga Conservation Society.