A shark killed an Australian surfer on a popular Gold Coast beach


According to the Queensland Police Service, a 46-year-old man was bitten in his leg while surfing on Greenmount Beach in Coolangatta, a suburb in the Gold Coast city. He was surfing near the headquarters of the local life guard club.

The video of the incident showed at least six people watching the victim surf and exit the beach.

“I just speculated that he may have been knocked out, because he was not walking in water,” he said.

Parker told 7 News that he saw the man was badly injured, but surf lifesaving began treating him as soon as the rescue team took him to the beach. Parker said that the wound from the man’s gorge extended a little past his knee.

“He was gone long ago,” Parker said.

After the attack, people rushed to bring the shark bite victim.

Police said paramedics treated the man, who has not been identified, but died on the spot.

Beach protected by shark net

As the news of the attack spread, beachgoers panicked, witness Leo Cabral told CNN 9 News.

“Everybody was running around, kids were crying on the sand … Some people were standing and watching and couldn’t believe what they were seeing,” he said. “It’s very sad, it was really sad.”

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Cabral told 9 News that he was filming his 13-year-old son in the water when he heard people screaming “shark, shark, shark.”

“The first thing on my mind was that I wanted my son and his friends to get out of the water … I couldn’t feel my body at all, I was completely frozen, I was empty, he 9 told news. “I started yelling at my son to get out of the water.”

A police helicopter was launched to search for sharks to close the beaches north and south of Green News following the attack and nearby beaches would be closed on Wednesday.

Greenmount Beach is protected by shark nets, designed to catch potentially dangerous sharks, so that they do not harm people.

According to the Queensland Government Shark Control Program website, “the device reduces risk, but does not provide impenetrable barriers between sharks and humans.”
According to the Australian Shark Attack File at the Taronga Conservation Society Australia, there have been at least six fatal shark attacks this year. According to the society’s database, there were no fatal shark attacks last year and only one in 2018.
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Gavin Nailer, the program director for the Florida Program for Shark Program, told CNN that the number of fatal shark attacks could increase dramatically from year to year.

The program runs the International Shark Attack File, a global database of shark attacks.

“We see ups and downs every year and we don’t make too much of them,” he said.

Last month in New South Wales, a male surfer repeatedly punched a great white shark on the nose when she was a little bit cautious with the woman. She was rushed to the hospital for surgery and survived.
In July, a 36-year-old man died after being attacked by a shark off the coast of Fraser Island in the Australian state of Queensland, and a 15-year-old boy was killed in a suspected shark attack while surfing in New York. South Wales.
In June, a 60-year-old surfer died while surfing at Salt Beach near Kingscliff in New South Wales – about 10 miles from Tuesday’s attack.

In April, a Queensland wildlife ranger was killed by a Great White, and in January a 57-year-old diver was killed by a shark attack in the state of Western Australia.

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