Great white shark kills surfers in New South Wales, Australia



Australian state police say a 3-meter (10-foot) great white shark has killed a surfer from northern New South Wales.


The Shark has its own foot surfer, which is located between 50 and 60 miles north of Sydney, Kingscliff, about 800 km (500 miles) north of Sydney.

Several "heroic" boarders tried to help the man by fighting the shark, but when he was brought to the beach, he died of his wounds.

It was the third deadliest shark attack in Australian waters this year.

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The Sydney Morning Herald said although police hired gunmen to find the shark, they could not kill it and left the area after several hours.

The police are licensed to kill sharks if they are considered a threat to human life, but in this case, no shootings have been made.

The attack occurred at 10:00 pm local time on Sunday (midnight GMT Saturday) from Salt Beach. The shark swung around the thigh of the man who came to his aid, reportedly crawling on one of their boards.


The surfer, who told the Herald that he was from the Gold Coast, died at about 10:40 p.m.

“He was given first aid following a serious injury to his left leg, but he died,” the police statement said.

Paramedic Terry Savage praised the surfer's asylum: “There is no shortage of bravery to bring him to the beach.

"Unfortunately we can't do anything else," he told ABC.

Jet skis were brought in and some people were ordered out of the water.

Salt Surf Life Saving Club member James Owen told the Herald: "It's a shock to everyone. There's a very sad mood here. I don't know of the last deadly shark incident in the area."

It is said that white sharks are active in the area at this time of year.

This is the third fatal disease since the shark attacks this year.

In April, a 23-year-old Queensland Ranger died in an attack on the Great Barrier Reef.

In January, a 57-year-old diver was killed in Western Australia.

There were no fatalities last year.

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