Swimmer dies after being attacked by a shark off Sydney beach

Swimmer dies after being attacked by a shark off Sydney beach

Swimmer dies after being attacked by a shark off Sydney beach

Written by Zulfick Farzan

17 Feb, 2022 | 9:28 am

A swimmer has died after being bitten by a shark at a beach in Sydney, Australia, authorities have said.

New South Wales (NSW) Police said in a statement Wednesday that emergency services were called to Buchan Point, Malabar — where the Little Bay Beach is located — at around 4:35 p.m. local time “after receiving a report that a shark attacked a swimmer in the water.”

According to the statement, officers who attended the scene, alongside Marine Area Command and Surf Life Saving NSW, found “human remains” in the water.

Four ambulance crews and a rescue helicopter with a critical care doctor and paramedic were dispatched to the area, NSW Ambulance told in a statement.

“Unfortunately, this person had suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of the attack and there was nothing paramedics could do when we arrived on scene,” NSW Ambulance inspector Lucky Phrachanh said.

Little Bay Beach and the surrounding beaches have been closed for 24 hours, Randwick City Council said. The council added that it is the first fatal shark attack in Randwick City in recent memory.

Randwick mayor Dylan Parker said in a statement: “The coast is our community’s backyard. Little Bay is normally such a calm, beautiful place enjoyed by families.

This is the first fatal shark attack at a Sydney beach in almost 60 years.

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