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Swimmer is mauled to death by a shark at a NETTED beach in Australia


Surfer is mauled to death by a shark at a NETTED beach on the Gold Coast – the first fatal attack in the region in more than 60 years

  • A man was attacked by a shark at Greenmount Beach on the southern Gold Coast
  • He was killed when the shark attacked his leg while he was in the water at 5pm 
  • Emergency crews rushed to the tourist spot but the man could not be saved 

A surfer has been killed by a great white shark at a netted Gold Coast beach in the first fatal attack in the region since 1958. 

The horrific mauling unfolded at Greenmount Beach just after 5pm when the man, believed to be in his 60s, was bitten on the leg.

He was found floating face down in the water by another surfer who dragged him to shore. 

A surfer has been killed by a great white shark at a netted Gold Coast beach in the first attack in the region since 2012. Pictured: members of the public and paramedics covering the man who was treated on the back of a beach buggy

A surfer has been killed by a great white shark at a netted Gold Coast beach in the first attack in the region since 2012. Pictured: members of the public and paramedics covering the man who was treated on the back of a beach buggy

The horrific mauling unfolded at Greenmount Beach just after 5pm when the man, believed to be in his 60s, was bitten on the leg

The horrific mauling unfolded at Greenmount Beach just after 5pm when the man, believed to be in his 60s, was bitten on the leg

A surfer has been killed by a shark at a netted beach after he was found floating face down in the water at Greenmount Beach (pictured)

A surfer has been killed by a shark at a netted beach after he was found floating face down in the water at Greenmount Beach (pictured) 

Lifeguards evacuated other swimmers from the water and attempted to help the man before paramedics arrived.

Emergency crews rushed to the popular tourist spot but the man could not be saved, The Courier Mail reported.

Coastalwatch footage shows the man being dragged into shore with the help of other surfers and beachgoers. 

Pictures show paramedics and lifeguards desperately tending to the man’s injuries in the back of a beach buggy. 

Members of the public are also seen holding up a sheet to cover him as he receives treatment. 

Beachgoers rushed to help the man but he succumbed to his injuries shortly after paramedics arrived.

Coastalwatch footage shows the man being dragged into shore with the help of other surfers and beachgoers

Coastalwatch footage shows the man being dragged into shore with the help of other surfers and beachgoers

Pictures show paramedics and lifeguards desperately tending to the man's injuries in the back of a beach buggy

Pictures show paramedics and lifeguards desperately tending to the man’s injuries in the back of a beach buggy

Police officers are seen at the beach following the death of a man after he was bitten by a great white shark

Police officers are seen at the beach following the death of a man after he was bitten by a great white shark 

The man was swimming near the Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Lifesaving Club when he was attacked.

Beaches north and south of Greenmount were immediately cleared and the police helicopter is searching for the shark.

The attack is the first on the Gold Coast since 2012, when a 20-year-old surfer was attacked at Nobby Beach.

It is also the first fatal attack in the region since in almost 70 years when Peter Gerard Spronk was killed in 1958.

The man was swimming near the Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Lifesaving Club when he was attacked

The man was swimming near the Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Lifesaving Club when he was attacked

The horrific mauling unfolded at Greenmount Beach just after 5pm (stock image)

The horrific mauling unfolded at Greenmount Beach just after 5pm (stock image) 

He was mauled by a shark 250m off Surfers Paradise beach and died of his injuries despite lifesavers coming to his rescue. 

A police spokesperson said the man had been pulled from the water and investigations into the attack are continuing. 

Greenmount Beach, located near the Queensland-New South Wales border, has shark control equipment surrounding it including nets.  

Beaches across the Gold Coast are expected to be closed on Wednesday. 

Emergency crews rushed to the popular tourist spot but the man could not be saved

Emergency crews rushed to the popular tourist spot but the man could not be saved

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