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10-foot great white shark kills 60-year-old surfer in Australia

10-foot great white shark kills 60-year-old surfer in Australia
10-foot great white shark kills 60-year-old surfer in Australia
Posted at 10:01 AM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 13:01:08-04

SYDNEY (AP) — Authorities in Australia say a 60-year-old surfer was attacked and killed by a 10-foot great white shark off the coast of northern New South Wales state.

Several people tried to help the surfer and fought off the shark before taking the injured man to shore at Salt Beach on Sunday morning.

The man was given first aid for serious injuries to his left leg but died at the scene.

Nearby beaches were cleared of swimmers and surfers and will remain closed for 24 hours.

It's at least the third fatal shark attack in Australia this year.