Australia: Shark kills man, bites off leg at a popular beach
Brisbane : A surfer in Australia was attacked by a 3-meter long shark at a popular beach, said local police.
The man was surfing at Kingscliff, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) south of Brisbane, on Sunday morning when the shark mauled his leg.
"Police have been told several board-riders came to his assistance and fought the shark off before the injured man could be helped to shore," police said in a statement.
"He was rendered first aid for serious injuries to his left leg but died at the scene." The cops have not officially identified the man yet.
This happens to be the third incident of shark attack this year in Australia.
There were 27 attacks but no deaths off Australia last year, according to data from Sydney's Taronga Zoo.