A male died Saturday following being attacked by a shark although spearfishing off Australia’s east coast, police reported.
The 36-yr-outdated was bitten on a leg in waters around the well-known vacationer spot Fraser Island, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) north of Brisbane.
A nurse and a physician addressed the man on shore just before paramedics arrived, but he died from his injuries at the scene, police said.
Law enforcement did not recognize the species of shark. It is the fourth recognized fatal shark attack in the state this 12 months.
“This (is) a enormously unfortunate day for our neighborhood,” Fraser Coastline mayor George Seymour explained on Fb.
“Our deepest condolences go to this younger man’s relatives and buddies.”
Shark expert Daryl McPhee informed the Courier Mail that Fraser Island was a “vital spawning location for migratory fish” which bring in sharks.
“It’s no shock that there is an unprovoked shark chunk there it’s probably extra surprising that individuals are basically diving there,” reported McPhee, an associate professor of environmental science at Bond College.
Past month a 60-12 months-aged surfer died soon after staying mauled by a 3-metre (practically 10 toes) shark south of Brisbane.
Australia has one particular of the world’s highest incidences of shark assaults, but fatalities stay unusual.
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