After a shark attack at Emerald Beach near Coffs Harbour, a surfer loses their life.
Lifeguards and paramedics say a surfer in his 30s died after being bitten by a shark this morning on the New South Wales North Coast.
Shelley Beach is located north of Coffs Harbour in Emerald Beach and was visited by paramedics from the Westpac Rescue Helicopter soon before 11:00am.
Their efforts were in vain as he succumbed to his injuries.
Chris Wilson from NSW Ambulance said, “It was awful for everyone on the beach this morning.”
Surfers and passersby came to the man’s help.
Despite the difficulty of the circumstance, they showed incredible bravery.”
To continue treatment, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter hoisted a critical care medical team onto the beach through the helicopter’s winch system.
Even though paramedics and other emergency personnel tried their hardest, “the patient couldn’t be revived.”
He said, “It’s an overwhelming emotion.”
During the attack, Aaron Armstrong was surfing at Shelly Beach and watched the man being hauled from the ocean.
As he put it, “It’s a little alarming.”
“You feel bad for the relatives of the guy.”
This is the first time Mr Armstrong, who has lived at Emerald Beach for more than 20 years, has heard of an incident at Shelly Beach, which is “very popular.”
Glenn Coleman, a resident, heard the sirens as they approached his street.
That’s when we pricked our ears up and realized that something had happened.
For Father’s Day, he claimed, many people went surfing.
Coleman described the feeling as “heavy.”
I feel that the village has taken on an ominous air.”
Shelly Beach, Emerald Beach, and Serenity Beach have been closed for the next 48 hours by the city council due to a storm.
These instances, according to police inspector Ben Atkinson, provide a challenge for everyone involved, including emergency services and local residents
According to him, the surf community is most affected by this.