20-year-old scuba diver killed in shark attack

20-year-old scuba diver killed in Australia shark attack

July 4, 2020 / 6:56 AM
/ AP

A 20-year-old scuba diver died Saturday after being attacked by a shark off the coast of Australia’s Queensland state, authorities said. We share their sadness and grief.”

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At least four people have died in shark attacks in Australia this year. that the attack was a tragic event for the community.”Our deepest condolences go to this young man’s family and friends,” he said. They said a report was being prepared for the coroner.Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. near Indian Head on the eastern side of Fraser Island. A doctor and nurse at the scene provided first aid until paramedics arrived and were winched down by helicopter. “The loss of a young life with his future before him is a tragedy beyond words. The man was attacked at around 2 p.m. First published on July 4, 2020 / 6:56 AM A 57-year-old diver was killed off Western Australia state in January and a 60-year-old surfer was killed off Kingscliff in New South Wales state in June. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox

Queensland police were not immediately able to identify the victim in Saturday’s attack. They provided emergency treatment but the man, who had been bitten around the legs, could not be saved and died at the scene, said the Queensland Ambulance Service.The attack happened not far from where 23-year-old Queensland wildlife ranger Zachary Robba was fatally mauled by a great white shark in April.