Shark attack: Man dies
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TweetFacebookMonday’s reportA man has died after a shark attack at Ballina on Monday.
Agroup of surfers helped an injured man from the water at Ballina’s Shelly Beach just before 10am.
Police said first aid was administered, however, the man died.
The man has not been identified at this stage.
A crime scene has been established and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Beaches have been closed between South Ballina and Lennox Head.
Natasha Loosemore, a worker at the nearby Dunes accommodation facility, said she heard “a lot of sirens” and saw everybody out of the water.
“It’s a surfing beach but it’s also a family beach as well, which is pretty scary,” she said.
Surf Life Saving assets including inflatable rescue boats, jet skis and the Ballina Jet Rescue Boat are helping police search the waters for the shark.
NSW Life Saving Manager Andy Kent said:“This is obviously a very serious incident and we would ask that the public follow the directions of emergency service workers and lifeguards by remaining clear of the water.
“Our thoughts go out to the man’s family and friends, who are dealing with this tragedy.”
The fatal attack came just hours after ashark bit a manat Seven Mile Beach near Byron Bay, 25 kilometres away from Shelly Beach, on Sunday morning.
The surfer, believed to be from Byron Bay, suffered a cut to the right side of his back and puncture marks to his buttocks.
There have been a spate of shark sightings and attacks along the NSW coast this summer, forcing some beaches to close for weeks.
A 1.8-metre shark was sighted off Newcastle’s Bar Beach on Friday and a bodysurferwas bitten on the footby a small shark at nearby Merewether Beach.
Paul Wilcox, 50, died after being mauled by a great white sharkat Clarkes Beach in Byron Bay in September last year.
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