A surfer is lacking after being attacked by a shark off Australia’s southwest coast Friday, in an space infamous for nice white encounters.
The surfer, believed to be a person, was attacked on Friday morning off Kelp Beds seashore, close to Esperance — a couple of seven-hour drive from Perth, native police stated.
A close-by surfer tried to assist the person after the assault however couldn’t pull him from the water, Western Australia premier Mark McGowan instructed media.
“It sounds prefer it’s a really, very tough and really critical scenario happening there for the time being,” McGowan stated.
The person’s surfboard washed-up on shore displaying “apparent indicators of shark assault” however rescuers have been nonetheless scouring waters for the surfer, Western Australia Police Pressure Senior Sergeant Justin Tarasinski instructed nationwide broadcaster ABC.
“Sadly at this time limit, no we have not recovered the surfer that was concerned within the assault and the search operations are ongoing,” Tarasinski stated.
The seashore had been busy on the time with about eight surfers within the waves and several other extra folks on shore, he stated.
In January a person was killed by an important white at a close-by diving spot and three years earlier a 17-year-old woman was mauled to loss of life on the identical seashore.
Whereas in 2014, a younger surfer misplaced components of each arms after being attacked by two nice whites, additionally off Esperance.
There have been six deadly shark assault in Australian waters to date this 12 months, in line with Australian Shark Assault File maintained by Taronga Conservation Society Australia.
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