“Police were notified of a horrific shark attack on Cable Beach at 8:45 a.m. today, November 22, 2020,” Western Australia Police CNN reported.
“The man was rescued from the water and was treated by local police before the St. John Ambulance arrived. Sadly the man, a 50-year-old local, died of his injuries.”
According to Surf Life Saving Western Australia and the police, Cable Beach, a popular holiday destination on the northwest coast of Australia, is closed because fisheries officials from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development are on patrol.
Patrols will stop overnight and resume early Monday morning, Surf Life Saving Western Australia said in an online update Sunday evening.
The public is advised to be alert around the cable beach area and report any shark sightings to the police.
The incident happened 1 mile north of the Cable Beach Surf Club. The beaches from Tambier Creek to the coconut wells are closed.
To take Spike forward this year, there will be no shark attack deaths in Australia in 2019.