10-foot shark kills surfer off Australia’s east coast

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FILE – In this April 28, 2020, photo, surfers walk the beach in Sydney, Australia. Police in Australia say a 60-year-old surfer has been attacked and killed by a 10-foot shark off the coast of northern New South Wales state. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

SYDNEY (AP) — Police in Australia say a 60-year-old surfer has been attacked and killed by a 10-foot shark off the coast of northern New South Wales state.

Several people tried to help the surfer and fought off the shark before taking the injured man to shore at Salt Beach on Sunday morning. He was given first aid for serious injuries to his left leg but died at the scene.

Nearby beaches were cleared of swimmers and surfers and will remain closed for 24 hours. It’s at least the third fatal shark attack in Australia this year.

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