A man was fishing in the waters from an Indian head when he was bitten by a shark.
The man suffered leg injuries. A doctor and a nurse tried to save his life on the beach, but he died around 4.30pm. local time.
Saturday’s attack marked the fourth shark death in Australia this year. In April, A wildlife ranger in Queensland Zachary Robba, 23, was killed by a large white shark also near Indian Head.
In June, a 60-year-old surfer died after being bitten great white shark in the state of New South Wales, while in January a 57-year-old diver died from a shark attack located in western Australia.
There were no deaths from shark attacks in Australia in 2019 and only one in 2018, according to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo.
In the post to his official Facebook, Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour said it was a “terribly sad day” for the local community.
“We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of this young man. The loss of a young life with his future before him is a tragedy without words and we share their grief and sorrow,” Seymour said.
Shark attacks are incredibly rare, not only in Australia but around the world. According to the Australian Museum, you are it is more likely to be lit by light in Australia or killed in a car accident than being attacked by a shark.
Less than 10 people a year worldwide die from shark attacks, writes The Australian Institute of Marine Science.
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