A man in his twenties was killed by a shark on Sunday near a beach in eastern Australia. The attack took place around 11 a.m. at Emerald Beach, about 500 km north of Sydney. On arrival, helpers found several bathers and surfers trying to save the victim, an “incredibly courageous attempt in a very dangerous situation,” said Chris Wilson, a New Wales state ambulance officer. from South.
Second fatal attack
“The man suffered a critical arm injury, and despite the best efforts of passers-by, rescuers and other emergency services, he could not be kept alive,” added the paramedic. The beach and surrounding waters were closed to access after the accident.
This is the second fatal shark attack in Australian waters this year, according to the Taronga Conservation Society, a government wildlife agency. In 2020, 26 shark attacks took place in the country, including two fatal.