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.
Police said paramedics treated the man, who has not been identified, but died on the spot.
Beach protected by shark net
“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.”
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.
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.
“We see ups and downs every year and we don’t make too much of them,” he said.
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.