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Adrianna P.R Rhodes-Maxwell
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Editorial Team Rating: 4-AAAA Primary Journalism Sector(s): Arts& Entertainment, Business, Culture Adrian Rhodes-Maxwell covers crime, breaking news and general assignments for the International Telegraph.
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – MAY 16: People swim at Burleigh Heads beach on May 16, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. Restrictions have eased across Queensland under Stage 1 of the state government’s plan for businesses to reopen. From midnight, restaurants, pubs, clubs, RSLs and cafes are allowed to reopen for up to 10 people to dine in. Beauty and nail salons can open for a maximum of 10 people at a time while home opens and auctions can resume along with general retail. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

A shark fatally mauled a surfer on Tuesday on Australia’s Gold Coast city tourist strip in a rare attack off a beach protected by shark netting, officials said. Making this the first fatal shark attack in 60 years on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Tuesday at  Greenmount Beach at Coolangatta -a popular surf spot- Nick Slater, 46, was surfing when a shark mauled his leg. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-54082545)

Found floating in shallow water next to his board, he was rushed to shore and given first aid.

The beach is currently closed while authorities search for the shark. “Once we know that the shark is not in the vicinity or we have tracked it, then the beach will be reopened,” stated the cities mayor Tom Tate (bbc)

In an interview conducted by CNN affiliate 7 News a witness Jade Parker said that he had seen that the man was badly injured, but surf lifesavers had started treating him as soon as rescuers had gotten him on the beach. Parker said the wound extended from the man’s groin to slightly past his knee.”He was pretty much already gone by then,” added Parker. (CNN)

Paramedics treated his injuries but he died at the scene.

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