A man has died after being bitten by a shark on a beach popular with tourists on Australia’s northwest coast, authorities said on Sunday.
Police were called to Cable Beach in the morning after reports of the attack.
The man was removed from the water and received medical attention, but later succumbed to his injuries.
“Police can confirm the man is tragically dead,” Western Australian police said in a statement.
Shark attacks are rare on Cable Beach, a 22-kilometer (13-mile) stretch of pristine white sand next to the town of Broome.
But authorities are usually forced to close the beach once or twice a year when deadly saltwater crocodiles are spotted nearby.
The man’s death marks the eighth fatal shark attack in Australian waters this year.
There have been at least 22 shark mutilations during the same period, according to the government agency Taronga Conservation Society Australia.
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