SYDNEY: A man has died after being bitten by a shark on a popular beach with tourists on Australia’s northwest coast, officials said on Sunday.
Police were called to a cable beach in the morning after the attack was reported. The man was pulled from the water and given medical attention, but later succumbed to his injuries.
“Police can confirm that the man is tragically dead,” Western Australian Police said in a statement. Shark attacks are rare on the 22-kilometer (13-mile) Cable Beach, next to the city of Broome.
But authorities are usually forced to close the beach once or twice a year when deadly water crocodiles are spotted nearby. The death of the man is the eighth deadly shark attack in Australian waters this year.