Man dies after being bitten by a shark on a popular tourist beach in Australia

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The man’s death marks the eighth fatal shark attack in Australian waters this year. (Representative)

Sydney, Australia:

Officials said Sunday that a man has died from a shark bite among tourists on Australia’s northwest coast.

Police were called to Cable Beach in the morning after the report of the attack.

The man was taken out of the water and given treatment, but later succumbed.

The Western Australia Police said in a statement, “Police can confirm that the man has tragically died.”

Shark attacks on Cable Beach are rare, a 22-kilometer (13-mile) stretch of pristine white sand next to the city of Broome.

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But authorities are usually forced to close the beach once or twice a year when deadly saltwater crocodiles are spotted nearby.

The man’s death marks the eighth fatal shark attack in Australian waters this year.

According to the Taronga Conservation Society Australia government agency, there are at least 22 shark moulings in this period.

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