The attack took place not far from where the 23-year-old Queensland rangerQueensland police were unable to immediately identify the victim during the Saturday attack. They said that a report was being prepared for the coroner. by a great white shark in April.
Fraser Coast mayor George Seymour told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. that the attack was a tragic event for the community.
“Our deepest condolences go to the family and friends of this young man,” he said. “The loss of a young life with its future ahead of it is a tragedy beyond words. We share their sadness and sorrow. “
This year at least four people have died in shark attacks in Australia. A 57-year-old diver was killed off Western Australia in January and a 60-year-old surfer was killed off Kingscliff in New South Wales in June.