Top Stories

First Fatal Shark Attack Reported in Sydney in 60 Years

First Fatal Shark Attack Reported in Sydney in 60 Years

A man was tragically killed in Australia in an apparent shark attack.

Police report that human remains were found upon arriving to the scene in Sydney, Australia, making the first fatal shark attack since 1963 on Wednesday (February 16), via Inside Edition.

Click inside to read more…

“This person had suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of the attack and there was nothing paramedics could do when we arrived on scene,” New South Wales state Ambulance Inspector Lucky Phrachnanh said.

“An investigation into the swimmer’s death is ongoing, and Little Bay Beach is closed as officers continue to search the area,” the police added.

According to one witness’ report who was fishing nearby, he saw a man in a wetsuit being dragged underwater by a large shark, described as a Great White about 15-feet-long.

“Some guy was swimming and a shark came and attacked him vertically. We heard a yell, turned around, and it looked like a car had landed in the water, a big splash then the shark was chomping at the body and there was blood everywhere,” another witness said.

The Taronga Conservation Society reports that there were three fatal shark attacks in Australia in 2021, including two in New South Wales, but none in Sydney since 1963.

The state coroner will prepare a report amid investigation.

Just Jared on Facebook
Photos: Getty
Posted to: Human Interest

JJ Links Around The Web

Photo of Private:  JJ Links Around The Web
The CW