A 20-year-old man was killed by a shark off the coast of eastern Australia on Sunday, officials say surfers and bathers came to his aid despite “incredibly courageous” efforts.
The bomber struck shortly after 11:00 a.m. local time on Emerald Beach, about 500km north of Sydney. Upon arrival, rescue workers spotted several bathers and browsers trying to rescue the victims, “said Chris Wilson, New Wales State Ambulance Officer,” an incredibly courageous effort in a very dangerous situation. “
“Everyone on the beach was upset this morning,” he added. “The man sustained a hand injury, and despite the best efforts of passersby, rescuers and other emergency services, he could not be kept alive.”
Access to the beach and surrounding water was closed after the crash.
This is the second deadly shark attack in Australian waters this year, according to the state-run wildlife agency Daronga Conservation Society. In 2020, there were 26 shark attacks in the country, including two fatalities.
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