Surfer killed by shark screamed 'help me' as it tore his arm off in horror attack

The man, who has no name but is believed to be around 20 years old, was killed on Sunday in Shelly Beach, Australia, with shocked witnesses saying they heard his desperate cries

Paramedics rushed to the scene, but could not be rescued (

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A surfer who died after his arm was torn off in a brutal shark attack was heard shouting for help by shocked witnesses.

The man, who has no name but is believed to be around 20 years old, was killed in Shelly Beach, 530 miles north of Sydney.

Paramedics rushed to the scene on Sunday and gave the victim CPR, but tragically, he could not be saved.

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

Sunday was Father’s Day in Australia – with lots of surfers allegedly out and about to celebrate the holiday

A bystander said he heard “screaming”.

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The attack occurred at Shelly Beach, 530 miles north of Sydney



said the times : “He yelled ‘Help me, help me’. People tried to bring him to the bank, it didn’t look good.

“A few people on the beach started resuscitation until the paramedics came and took over.

“They worked on him on the bank for about an hour and a half to revive him.”

The attack marks Australia’s second fatal shark bite this year after a surfer died in the sand on Tuncurry Beach in his fifties in May.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries confirmed the shark was a great white after analyzing photos of the bite

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Chris Wilson, who works for New South Wales Ambulance, looked visibly upset when he told reporters the injuries from the attack.

He said, “A man, around his late twenties, sustained significant upper body injuries resulting in a large BL – I can’t even tell.

“It was a devastating day for everyone at the beach this morning.”

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.”

And Glenn Coleman, a resident, heard the sirens come down his street.

He said a lot of local people are surfing for Father’s Day. “It’s a heavy feeling. It gives the village a heavy atmosphere.”

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.

Last year was the deadliest for shark attacks Down Under since 1929, killing eight.


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