The man, from Queensland, was killed while surfing in Salt Beach near Kingscliff, on the north coast of New South Wales, according to Surf Life Saving New South Wales.
Shortly after 10 a.m. On Sunday, police and emergency reporters were notified that a man had been attacked on the beach. Several other surfers and riders had already rushed to rescue him, fighting the shark, helping the man on the shore, local police said. said a statement
He was bitten on the back of his thigh and received first aid on the shore for serious injuries to his left leg, but died on stage, Surf Life Saving said. in a statement.
The beaches between Kingscliff and Cabarita will be closed for 24 hours.
The first correspondents, police and biologists are now monitoring the area.
Surf Life Saving has developed multiple jet skis, drones and helicopters to locate the shark. Authorities located it from the air and took photos.
The shark’s biologists evaluated these photos and signs of the man’s bite, and found that it was a large, large white shark about three feet (9.8 feet) in size, according to Surf Life Saving.
The attack is the latest in a string of other deadly shark encounters in Australia this year. In January, a diver appeared to have been attacked by a large white shark off the south coast of Western Australia, although his body was not recovered. In April, a park and wildlife officer was killed by a shark near the Great Barrier Reef.