Man killed by shark in popular Australia tourist spot

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The most recent previous attack in Western Australia occurred on Oct. 9, when a surfer was taken by a shark at Esperance on the state’s south coast. His body wasn’t found despite a three-day search, but his surfboard and parts of his wetsuit were located.Broome, near where Sunday’s shark attack took place, is about 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) north of Perth, Western Australia’s largest city. Trending News

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Man killed by shark in popular Australia tourist spot

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U.S. Authorities are on the scene after  a man was killed in a shark attack on November 22, 2020 off a popular beach on Western Australia’s north coast. First published on November 23, 2020 / 6:12 AM The man suffered injuries to his leg and hand. Reuters

The 55-year-old man was pulled from the water with serious injuries and treated by police before paramedics arrived. Police said later that they shot at the shark, which lingered close to the shore, for almost half an hour after the attack. Man killed by shark in popular tourist spot as Australia sees most deadly attacks since 1929

November 23, 2020 / 6:12 AM
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A man died Sunday after being attacked by a shark in Western Australia state, the eighth fatality in the country this year. A couple on the beach saw thrashing in the water and rushed to drag the man to safety. He died at the scene, police said. Companions saw the man, Andrew Sharpe, dragged from his board. Police were called to Cable Beach, a popular tourist spot on Australia’s Indian Ocean coast, at about 8:40 a.m. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox

“It’s a tragic incident, very unexpected, a person going out to have a bit of fun in the water,” Pears said.Park rangers immediately closed the beach and a fisheries vessel was assigned to patrol the area.The toll of eight fatalities in shark attacks this year is Australia’s highest since 1929, when nine died. The species of the shark was not immediately confirmed, but locals told reporters it may have been a tiger shark, which are sometimes drawn close to the shore by shoals of small fish.Kimberley District Office Police Inspector Gene Pears told reporters that the victim had been body boarding about 30 to 40 meters (100-130 feet) from the beach when he was attacked.