Man killed in shark attack at favorite Australia beach

A 55-year-old man was killed Sunday in a shark attack at a favorite tourist destination in Western Australia, officials said.

The attack occurred around 8:40 a.m. as the victim was bodyboarding around 100 feet via Cable Beach near Broome, a vacation destination on the Indian Ocean coast of Australia, police said.

“This particular’s a tragic incident, very unexpected, a person going out to have a bit of fun within the water,” Kimberley District Office Police Inspector Gene Pears told reporters.

Pears said a couple on the beach saw thrashing within the water along with rushed to pull the man to safety.

The man suffered serious injuries to his leg along with hand, along with he was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

His death brought the number of fatalities via shark attacks This particular year within the country to eight — the highest since 1929 when there were nine people who died.

With Post wires

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