In a shark attack, a man was killed on Sunday at Emerald Beach on Australia’s east coast. The shark inflicted a “significant” injury to his arm, the New South Wales Ambulance (NSW) said.
After the incident was reported, a four-member medical team from the Westpac rescue helicopter, which included an intensive care doctor and an intensive care paramedic, were dispatched to the scene, according to NSW Ambulance.
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NSW Ambulance Inspector Chris Wilson said: “A number of local surfers and passers-by came to the aid of this man. Despite the best efforts of bystanders, paramedics and other emergency departments, the patient could not be resuscitated. ”
According to NSW Ambulance, the man is in his 20s.
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New South Wales Police Inspector Ben Atkinson said: “Following the incident, a number of beaches around the area have been closed for the next 48 hours.”
In terms of the number of unprovoked shark encounters with humans in 2019, Australia ranks behind the United States according to the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File, Reuters said.