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Australian tourist killed in shark attack near crowded beach



Australian tourist killed in shark attack near crowded beach

Lifeguards evacuated the beach soon after the attack.

An Australian tourist has died after being attacked by a shark on a crowded beach in New Caledonia CNN, The outlet quoted New Caledonia 1 as saying that the 59-year-old man was swimming near a pontoon in the capital Nouméa when the shark attacked him around 4 p.m. on Sunday. The man was taken back to shore by two men who were riding a jet. Skis and tried to revive him by giving CPR but this effort was unable to save his life.

Lifeguards evacuated the beach as soon as they learned of the attack. ABC News informed of.

The beach in Nouméa, a popular destination among tourists, was closed.

“Swimming and marine activities are closed in the 300-meter coastal band until further notice,” Nouméa City Council said in a statement. CNN,

The Times quoted paramedic Dr Vincent Auradou as saying daily star The swimmer had suffered at least three shark bites to his hands and feet.

Drones have also been deployed in the area to capture sharks in the water.

Earlier this month, a 16-year-old girl who was swimming with dolphins died after being bitten by a shark in Perth, the state capital of Western Australia.

The girl was pulled out of the water with serious injuries and died on the spot, police said in a statement.

The last fatal shark attack in Western Australian waters was in November 2021 when a 57-year-old man was killed by a great white shark at Port Beach in Perth.

In January 2021, a man was seriously injured by a bull shark while swimming in the Swan River.

Over 100 species of shark live in Western Australian waters, with bull sharks often found several kilometers upstream.

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