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Man dies after three-metre shark bites his leg off on northern NSW beach


A male surfer has been killed after having his leg bitten off by a three-metre shark in Kingscliff in northern NSW.

NSW Police confirmed to the Herald on Sunday morning that the man had been killed after an incident involving a shark off North Point Avenue near Kingscliff.

Police said the man from Queensland, believed to be aged 60, was surfing when he was bitten.

"Police have been told several board-riders came to his assistance and fought the shark off before the injured man could be helped to shore," police said in a statement.

NSW Ambulance attended, but the man died at the scene.

Surf Life Saving NSW closed the beach and police instructed surfers to get out of the water following the incident.

"Beaches between Kingscliff and Cabarita have been cleared of swimmers and surfers by officers from Marine Area Command and the local Surf Lifesavers," police said.
A shark bite has apparently led to the death of a man off Kingscliff in northern NSW on Sunday morning.

A shark bite has apparently led to the death of a man off Kingscliff in northern NSW on Sunday morning.
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"Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District will be liaising with the Department of Primary Industry to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death."

James Owen, a Tweed Shire councilor and a member of the Salt Surf Life Saving Club near where the surfer died, said the death was "a terrible, tragic event".

Many people had flocked to the beach, with ambulances and other emergency crews still at the scene just prior to midday.

Jet skies were also deployed to get people out of the water, although some surfers were still out further along the coast at Cabarita, Mr Owen said.

"It's a bit of a shock for everyone at the moment," he said. "There's a very sombre mood here."

"I don't know of a previous fatal shark incident in this area," Mr Owen added. "For whatever reason, this shark's decided to have a bite."

Conditions on Sunday were overcast in the area and there was talk about bait fish in the area, he said.

Authorities are yet to identify the type of shark but the Herald has been told this time of the year is when white sharks are active off that part of the coast near the border between NSW and Queensland.

The number of deaths from sharks nationally averages about one per year. In NSW, there had been 66 fatalities from 204 shark bites over the past 150 years prior to Sunday's death.

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10-foot-long shark attacks, kills 60-year old surfer
Other surfers were able to fight off the shark and help the man to shore.

A man has died after witnesses say he was mauled by a 10-foot-long shark while surfing in the waters off the coast of Australia.

The incident occurred at approximately 10 a.m. on Sunday morning when a 60-year-old man from Queensland was surfing at Salt Beach, South Kingscliff, in the Australian state of New South Wales, just over a one-hour drive south from the city of Brisbane.

Witnesses say that the man was attacked by a 3-meter-long (10 feet) shark. The man has yet to be formally identified.
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Police say that several other surfers came to his aid and were able to fight the shark before helping him to shore.

The victim was treated for serious injuries to his left leg but died at the scene.


“Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District will be liaising with the Department of Primary Industry to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death,” the New South Wales Police Force said in a statement on social media.

Authorities have now closed to the beaches between Kingscliff and Cabarita for 24 hours and the area has been cleared of swimmers and surfers by officers from the Marine Area Command and the local Surf Livesavers.


This is the third fatal shark attack in Australia this year.

In January, a 57-year-old diver named Gary Johnson was killed near Esperance off Western Australia's coast and in April, a 23-year-old Queensland ranger named Zachary Robba was killed off the coast of North West Island on the Great Barrier Reef.
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