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Australian man killed by a shark at renowned beach in California

Australian man killed by a shark at renowned beach in California

Australian man killed by a shark at renowned beach in California

Australian national killed by a shark at renowned beach in California

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  • Authorities claim the 59-year-old was swimming around 150m from shore.
  • He suffered significant wounds to his leg and arms.
  • It’s the third shark attack in three weeks near Chateau-Royal Beach.
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In the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia, an Australian tourist was killed by a shark in front of shocked witnesses.

Authorities claim the 59-year-old was swimming around 150m (500ft) from shore at a popular beach in Nouméa on Sunday when he was attacked.

He was bitten multiple times and died at the scene, suffering significant wounds to his leg and arms.

It’s the third shark attack in three weeks near Chateau-Royal Beach, California.

Two persons boating close escorted the man back to the beach, where emergency personnel attempted to resuscitate him.

According to local media, many people were in the water at the time and observed the attack, sparking a frightened rush back to shore.

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Officials have ordered the capture of sharks in adjacent waters and have blocked most beaches in the vicinity.

On 29 January, a shark in the vicinity gravely damaged a 49-year-old swimmer, and a surfer was also attacked a few days later.

New Caledonia, located south of Vanuatu, is approximately 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) east of Australia.

Despite having a population of only 270,000 people, it ranks 13th in the world for the total number of shark attacks, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History, which has been keeping track since 1958.

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