DEADLY WATERS

Man Dies After Shark Bites Off Legs

A surfer in Australia was killed after a shark bit off both of his legs. The attack occurred at Shelly Beach, near Ballina, in the province of New South Wales. The man, a 41-year-old Japanese national who had been living in Australia for the past year, was pulled from the beach and given first aid, but did not survive. It marked the third shark attack-related death in New South Wales in 10 months. Just a day prior, another surfer was injured by a shark after an attack around 15 miles north of Ballina. In total, four people have died as a result of shark attacks in Australia in the past year, far exceeding the average fatality rate of one per year.