A surfer has died after being attacked via a three-metre shark at a well-liked seashore off Australia’s east coast, police mentioned Sunday.
The person was once browsing at Kingscliff, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) south of Brisbane, on Sunday morning when the shark mauled his leg.
“Police were instructed a number of board-riders got here to his help and fought the shark off ahead of the injured guy might be helped to shore,” police mentioned in a remark.
“He was once rendered first support for severe accidents to his left leg however died on the scene.”
Police mentioned the person had now not but been officially known however was once believed to be a 60-year-old from Queensland state.
His demise is the 3rd recognized deadly shark assault Down Underneath this yr.
Australia has one of the crucial international’s perfect incidences of shark assaults, however fatalities stay uncommon.
There have been 27 assaults however no deaths off Australia ultimate yr, in step with information from Sydney’s Taronga Zoo.
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