News

Man dies in shark attack in Western Australia

SYDNEY, Australia - A man died Sunday after being attacked by a shark in Western Australia, the eighth fatality in the county this year.

Police were called to Cable Beach, a popular tourist spot on Australia’s Indian Ocean coast, at about 8:40 a.m. The 55-year-old was pulled from the water with serious injuries and treated by police before paramedics arrived. He died at the scene, police said.

Park rangers immediately closed the beach.

The man was the eighth to die in a shark attack in Australia this year, the highest toll since 1929 when nine died. The introduction of shark nets at popular beaches in the 1930s led to a significant fall in fatal attacks.
Read more on Toronto Star
News Topics :
Similar Articles :
Top Stories
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA A man died Sunday after being attacked by a shark in Western Australia state, the eighth fatality in the country this year. Police were called...
World
SYDNEY, Australia A man died Sunday after being attacked by a shark in Western Australia state, the eighth fatality in the country this year. Police were called to Cable...
World
PERTH, AUSTRALIA—A diver was killed by a large shark off the west Australian coast on Sunday in the country’s second fatal attack in less than a week, police said. The...
World
PERTH, Australia A diver was killed by a large shark off the west Australian coast on Sunday in the country s second fatal attack in less than a week,...
World
The Department of Primary Industries confirmed the attack, saying “a man received fatal injuries after being bitten by a reported white shark.” Police said a woman aboard the boat had...