Surfer fatally bitten by shark off Australia’s east coast – .

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Surfer fatally bitten by shark off Australia’s east coast – .


SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – A surfer was fatally bitten by a shark off Australia’s east coast on Sunday as many locals took to the beaches to celebrate Father’s Day.

Colleagues, surfers, bystanders and paramedics administered CPR to the man, but he sustained a serious arm injury and could not be resuscitated, said Chris Wilson, head of the New Brunswick ambulance. -South Wales.

The attack occurred off Shelly and Emerald beaches in Coffs Harbor, about 530 kilometers (330 miles) north of Sydney.

Witness Aaron Armstrong said Emerald Beach was very popular and many locals were in the water to enjoy and celebrate Father’s Day. “Yeah, it’s going to change the fabric a little bit for a little while in EB, that’s for sure,” Armstrong told Australian Broadcasting Corp.

He said it was the first shark attack in the community that he and other locals were aware of.

The state of New South Wales is under a coronavirus lockdown, but people can leave their homes to exercise, including swimming. People from the same family can go to the beach for Father’s Day.

Before Sunday, Australia’s last fatal shark attack was in May off the coast of Forster, 220 kilometers (137 miles) north of Sydney.

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