Man killed in shark attack near Broome

Elias Hubbard
November 22, 2020

A man has been killed by a shark at Broome's popular Cable Beach in Western Australia's north.

The man was recovered from the water off Broome's Cable Beach and treated by local police officers before an ambulance arrived, Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC) television said.

Police were called to Cable Beach, a popular tourist spot on Australia's Indian Ocean coast, at about 8:40 a.m.

"Police can confirm that tragically the man has died", Western Australia police said in a statement.

"More information will be provided when available".

The man was in the water when the shark mauled his leg and bit off his hand just before 9am local time.

But authorities are generally forced to close the beach once or twice a year when deadly saltwater crocodiles are spotted nearby. The species of shark involved in the attack is not known.

Authorities believe Sharpe was taken by a shark after widespread reports of a sighting at the Kelp Beds at Wylie Beach in Esperance.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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