surfer dies in shark attack off Australian beach

MELBOURNE, September 5 (Reuters) – A surfer died on Sunday after being bitten by a shark off a surfing beach on Australia’s east coast, paramedics said.

The incident took place off the Emerald Beach, about 550 km (342 miles) north of Sydney.

“In spite of the best attempts of bystanders, paramedics and other emergency services patient sadly died at the scene,” said the New South Wales Ambulance on his Twitter account.

The beach, about 20 km (12 miles) north of Coffs Harbour, was closed after the incident, Coffs Harbor Lifeguards officials said.

The surfer was supposed to be in he was behind in twenty and got bitten in the arm, media reported.

Australia ranked behind only the United States in the number of unprovoked encounters met sharks with people in 2019, according to the university of Florida’s International Shark Attack file.

Reporting by Lidia Kelly Editing by Robert Birsel

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