A person has died after being attacked by a shark in Western Australia, the eighth fatality within the nation this 12 months
ByThe Related Press
November 22, 2020, 5:34 AM
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SYDNEY — A person died Sunday after being attacked by a shark in Western Australia, the eighth fatality within the nation this 12 months.
Police had been referred to as to Cable Seashore, a well-liked vacationer spot on Australia’s Indian Ocean coast, at about 8:40 a.m. The 55-year-old was pulled from the water with critical accidents and handled by police earlier than paramedics arrived. He died on the scene, police stated.
Native media stories stated the person was bitten on the higher thigh and hand. The species of shark concerned within the assault isn’t identified.
Park rangers instantly closed the seashore and a fisheries vessel was assigned to patrol the realm.
The sufferer was the eighth to die in a shark assault in Australia this 12 months, the very best toll since 1929 when 9 died. The introduction of shark nets at standard seashores within the Thirties led to a major fall in deadly assaults.
The latest earlier assault in Western Australia occurred on Oct. 9 ,when a surfer was taken by a shark at Esperance on the state’s south coast. Companions noticed the person, Andrew Sharpe, dragged from his board. His physique wasn’t discovered regardless of a three-day search however his surfboard and elements of his wetsuit had been situated.
Broome, close to the place the newest shark assault came about, is about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) north of Western Australia’s largest metropolis, Perth.