MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A surfer died on Sunday after being bitten by a shark off a browsing seaside on Australia’s east coast, paramedics mentioned.
The incident came about off the Emerald Seashore, some 550 km (342 miles) north of Sydney.
“Regardless of one of the best efforts of bystanders, paramedics and different emergency companies the affected person sadly died on the scene,” New South Wales Ambulance mentioned on its Twitter account.
The seaside, about 20 km (12 miles) north of Coffs Harbour, was closed after the incident, Coffs Harbour Lifeguards officers mentioned.
The surfer was believed to be in his late 20s and was bitten within the arm, media reported.
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Australia ranked behind solely america within the variety of unprovoked shark encounters with people in 2019, in keeping with the College of Florida’s Worldwide Shark Assault File.
(Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Enhancing by Robert Birsel)
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