A man was killed in a shark attack on a popular beach on the north coast of Western Australia on Sunday.
According to ABC News, the victim, aged 55, was on the bodyboard off the coast of Broomes Cable Beach at the time of the attack.
He was treated by local police officers before an ambulance arrived, but later died of his injuries. His identity was not made public.
The attack is believed to have occurred around 1. 3 miles north of the Cable Beach Surf Club.
Police later said they shot at the shark, which was near the coast, for almost half an hour after the attack.
The species of shark was not immediately confirmed, but locals told reporters it might be a tiger shark, sometimes drawn by schools of small fish near the coast.
Gene Pears, police inspector for the Kimberley District Office, told reporters the victim was about 30 to 40 meters from shore when he was attacked.
A couple on the beach saw it hit the water and hurried to get the man to safety. The man suffered injuries to his leg and hand.
« It’s a tragic incident, very unexpected, a person going out to have some fun in the water, » added Pears.
The West Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) said a fishing patrol vessel had been monitoring the area as the shark remained at large.
Following the incident, the Shire of Broome announced that it had closed all local beaches to the community following the « tragic fatal shark attack ». .
Cable Beach is a popular tourist destination. However, saltwater crocodile sightings and jellyfish attacks have been reported on the beach in the past.
The victim was the eighth to die in a shark attack in Australia this year. This was the highest number since 1929, when nine died.
The introduction of shark nets on popular beaches in the 1930s resulted in a significant decrease in deadly attacks.
The last previous attack in Western Australia occurred on Aug.. October when a surfer was captured by a shark in Esperance on the south coast of the state.
Broome, near the last shark attack, is about 1. 000 miles north of Western Australia’s largest city, Perth.
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