Man killed in shark assault at standard Western Australia seashore

A man punched a great white shark to save a surfer being attacked

“About 8:45 am this morning, 22 November 2020, police were advised of a fatal shark attack at Cable Beach,” Western Australia Police mentioned in an announcement to Source.

“The man was recovered from the water and was treated by local police before arrival of St. John Ambulance. Tragically the man, a local resident aged in his 50s, died as a result of his injuries.”

According to Surf Life Saving Western Australia and police, Cable Beach — positioned on the northwest coast of Australia by the favored vacation vacation spot of Broome — has been closed as Fisheries Officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development conduct patrols.

Patrols will halt in a single day and resume early Monday morning, Surf Life Saving Western Australia mentioned in a web-based replace Sunday night.

The public has been suggested to take warning across the Cable Beach space and report any shark sightings to police.

The incident occurred about 1 mile north of Cable Beach Surf Club. Beaches have been closed from Dampier Creek to Coconut Wells.

Only six weeks have handed because the final deadly shark assault, once more in Western Australia, marked essentially the most deaths from sharks within the nation since 1934. The stays of the victim in that October attack weren’t discovered, though his surfboard was.
This yr’s assaults have taken place in a lot of completely different states, together with Queensland and New South Wales. Among them is a diver who additionally went lacking in January after a suspected nice white assault. His physique was additionally by no means discovered.

To put this yr’s spike into perspective, there have been no shark assault deaths in Australia in 2019.

The final time the nation had seven shark assault deaths a yr was 1934, in accordance with a spokesperson from the Taronga Conservation Society Australia. The highest annual determine on file dates again to 1929, with 9 deaths.

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