A surfer died after being bitten by a shark on a seaside north of Sydney, Australian authorities stated Tuesday.

Paramedics had been referred to as to Tuncurry Beach, about a three-hour drive from Australia’s most populous metropolis, following experiences of the assault Tuesday morning.

“Despite the best efforts of paramedics and bystanders on scene, the man could not be resurrected,” New South Wales Ambulance tweeted.

The man, believed to be 50 years previous, suffered cardiac arrest after being bitten on the thigh, a spokesman advised AFP. Police stated he was browsing when the assault occurred.

The New South Wales state authorities group SharkSmart stated seashores in the realm had been closed till additional discover after the incident.

It was the first deadly shark assault on report in Australian waters this 12 months, based on the Taronga Conservation Society Australia.

There had been 26 assaults in 2020, eight of them deadly, knowledge from the federal government company shows.

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