Man killed by shark at Western Australia's Cable Beach

A sand tiger shark in Ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach South Carolina
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A man died Sunday after being attacked by a shark in Western Australia, the eighth fatality in the country this year.

The attack happened near Cable Beach in the north of the state.

The man was recovered from the water this morning and treated by local police before St John Ambulance officers arrived.

"More information will be provided when available". The man had been spearfishing near the reef before being attacked at about noon.

The man was also bitten on his upper thigh.

Emergency crews were called to the beach and CPR was carried out at the scene but he could not be saved.

The beach was not patrolled by surf lifesavers at the time as their season ended last week in the area.

Shark attacks are rare on Cable Beach, a 22-kilometre (13-mile) stretch of pristine white sand next to the town of Broome.

Beachgoers were urged to report any shark sightings to the Water Police.

Despite a three-day search, his body was never found.

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