Surfer 'has arm bitten off' in deadly shark attack off popular beach in Australia

The horror maul took place on Sunday at Emerald Beach, about 350 miles north of Sydney, with paramedics unable to rescue the man after he was pulled out of the water

Paramedics rushed to the scene, but the man could not be saved (

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A surfer died off the Australian east coast after being brutally mangled by a shark.

The horror occurred on Sunday, the nation’s Father’s Day, on Emerald Beach, about 350 miles north of Sydney.

Many surfers were reportedly out to celebrate the holiday and several rushed to the victim’s aid when they saw the attack.

Paramedics also rushed to the scene, but the as yet unidentified man could not be rescued.

“Despite all the efforts of bystanders, paramedics and other emergency services, the patient unfortunately died at the scene,” said New South Wales Ambulance on its Twitter account.

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The beach, about 12 miles north of Coffs Harbor, was closed following the incident



The beach, about 12 miles north of Coffs Harbor, was closed following the incident, officials said.

It is believed that the surfer, who is believed to be around 20 or 30 years old, had his arm bitten off and sustained large cuts on his back. MailOnline called.

Aaron Armstrong was surfing at the time of the attack and saw the man being pulled out of the water.

“It’s pretty scary,” he said ABC. “You feel sorry for the guy’s family.”

Resident Glenn Coleman said he heard the sirens on his street.

“We immediately pricked up our ears and knew something had happened,” he added.

“It’s a heavy feeling.”

According to the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File, Australia lagged behind the United States in the number of unprovoked shark encounters with humans in 2019.

New South Wales is currently on lockdown due to the coronavirus, but people can leave their homes to play sports.

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