On March 16, a 16-year-old Australian girl drowned while swimming with dolphins after being mauled by a shark in Australia.
CNN reported an Australian tourist had tragically died after being attacked by a shark off a busy beach in New Caledonia, according to CNN. The 59-year-old was swimming near a pontoon near Noumea when the shark struck around 4pm Sunday, according to New Caledonia 1. Two people who had been riding jet skis attempted CPR on him but were ultimately unsuccessful in saving his life.
ABC News reported that lifeguards immediately evacuated the beach upon learning of the attack.
Noumea’s beaches, which were a popular tourist destination, were unfortunately closed for repairs.
According to CNN’s reporting, Noumea City Council issued a statement prohibiting swimming and nautical activities within 300 meters of the shoreline until further notice.
According to Dr Vincent Ouradou, a paramedic, the swimmer had suffered at least three shark bites to his arms and legs.
Drones have also been used in the area to detect sharks under water.
Last month, a 16-year-old girl swimming with dolphins in Western Australia’s state capital of Perth tragically passed away after being mauled by a shark.
Police reported that the girl was pulled from the water with critical injuries and succumbed to her injuries, according to a statement issued by police.
In November 2021, a 57-year-old man tragically lost his life to a great white shark at Perth’s Port Beach.
On January 2021, a man suffered serious injuries after being attacked by a bull shark while swimming in the Swan River.
Western Australian waters are home to over 100 species of shark, with bull sharks sometimes being observed from miles away.
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