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Shark Kills Teen in Australia

A 19-year-old body boarder was killed off Australia’s east coast on Saturday when a shark attacked his legs, marking the country’s second deadly attack this month. Zach Young was body boarding with three friends about 330 feet offshore when a shark bit his legs. Young’s friends rushed him back to the beach where bystanders attempted to help before paramedics arrived, but Young went into cardiac arrest and died. Earlier this month, on Nov. 23, a 35-year-old surfer was fatally mauled by a shark near the town of Gracetown, where three surfers have been killed in the past decade.