A teenage boy was killed in a shark attack off the northern coast of New South Wales in eastern Australia
The 15-year-old was surfing when he suffered severe leg injuries at Wooli Beach about 630km north of Sydney.
Nearby surfers came to help to try and pull the shark away. First aid was given on the beach but the boy died at the scene.
“Several board-riders came to his assistance before the injured teen could be helped to shore,” a NSW police statement said.
An official investigation has been launched, but the authorities have not released the name of the teenager.
Eyewitnesses claim that the shark was a great white. These type of sharks are active during this time of the year.
This is the fifth fatal attack by a shark in Australia this year.