Man dies after shark attack in Australia

A shark killed a man on a beach in eastern Australia on Sunday. Surfers and swimmers made frantic attempts to save the victim, but the help was in vain.

Local authorities report that. The attack took place at Emerald Beach, about 500 kilometres north of Sydney. According to Australian media, the shark attacked a man around 20 years old. โ€œOther swimmers and surfers made brave attempts to save the victim,โ€ says ambulance brother Chris Wilson to The Australian. โ€œThe man suffered a severe injury to his arm and, despite our efforts, he died on the spot.โ€

The rescue brigade Coffs Harbor Lifeguards reported on Facebook that the three popular surf spots have been shut down. โ€œEmerald Beach, Shelly Beach and Serenity Bay are closed to all water activities until further notice. Unfortunately, there has been a deadly shark attack in the area. Our compassion goes out to family and friends.โ€

Its the second shark attack in Australia this year. In 2020, there were 26 cases where a shark attacked a human. It included two fatalities.