A surfer died after being attacked by a shark on a beach north of Sydney, Australian authorities said on Tuesday. The accident happened in the morning at Tuncurry Beach, located about three hours from Sydney.
“Despite the efforts of paramedics and others on site, the man could not be revived,” the ambulance service of New South Wales, the state of which Sydney is located, tweeted. capital city. The man, presumably in his 50s, went into cardiac arrest after being bitten in the thigh, said a spokesperson for the ambulance service.
First fatal attack this year
SharkSmart, a New South Wales government agency that works for beach safety and reports on the presence of sharks, said all beaches in the area were closed following the attack.
This is the first fatal attack recorded this year in Australian waters, the organization Taronga Conservation Society Australia announced. In 2020, 26 attacks were counted, eight of which were fatal.