Surfers carry their board into the water in Australia. File/Reuters
A three-metre (10-foot) shark attacked and killed a 60-year-old Australian man on Sunday while he was surfing in the north of New South Wales (NSW) state, police said.
Several board-riders came to the assistance of the Queensland man and fought the shark off before pulling him to shore at Salt Beach, near Kingscliff, some 800 km (500 miles) north of Sydney.
"He was rendered first aid for serious injuries to his left leg but died at the scene," police said in a statement.
Although shark-related deaths are rare in Australia, it has recorded a number of unprovoked shark encounters with humans.
Australia's beaches with their pumping ocean breaks draw surfers from around the world.
Based on data from the Taronga Conservation Society, a government agency in charge of several zoological parks, Sunday's death would be the third in Australia this year.
There were no fatalities last year. (Reporting by Lidia Kelly Editing by Robert Birsel)
The 55-year-old man was pulled from the water with serious injuries and treated by police before paramedics arrived, but later succumbed to his injuries.
A surfboard was found at Wylie Bay near the town of Esperance and a search was underway for the man who had been riding it, a police statement. Ambulance officers reported the suspected shark attack at Kelp Beds Beach late on Friday morning.
The man received a bite to the back of his thigh and was brought to the shore by other surfers who had fought off the shark, a surf rescue group, Surf Life Saving NSW, said in a statement.
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