Surfer Killed By Shark At Coffs Harbour
The man was in his mid-twenties.
A surfer has died this morning after being bitten by a shark at Shelley Beach in Coffs Harbour.
According to ABC News:
Paramedics, including critical care specialists aboard the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, raced to Shelley Beach, at Emerald Beach north of Coffs Harbour, shortly before 11:00am.
Despite their best efforts the man died at the scene.
“It was a devastating for everybody on the beach this morning,” Chris Wilson from NSW Ambulance said.
“A number of local surfers and bystanders came to the aid of this man, they were incredibly brave in a very challenging situation.
“The Westpac Rescue Helicopter winched in a critical care medical team onto the beach to continue treatment.
“The patient suffered a critical injury to his arm, but despite the best efforts of bystanders, paramedics and other emergency services, the patient couldn’t be revived.”
In 2020, of the 12 fatalities that came from sharks globally, 8 happened in Australia.
Read the full story, here.
Our thoughts are with the loved ones.
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