A Western Australia police official said in a statement to CNN: “At around 8:45 this morning, 22 November 2020, the police received information about a deadly shark attack on Cable Beach.
The man was rescued from the water and treated by local police before arriving in St. John Ambulance.
According to Surf Life Saving Western Australia and the police, Cable Beach – located off Australia’s northwestern coastline by Broome’s popular holiday destination – has been shut down as fisheries officials from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development conduct patrols.
The patrol will stop overnight and run on Monday morning, Surf Life Saving Western Australia said in an online update on Sunday evening.
Residents are advised to be vigilant around Cable Beach and report any shark sightings to police.
The incident took place about 1 mile from the Cable Beach Surf Club. The beach is closed from Dampier Creek to Wells Coconut Wells.
To make this view a reality this year, there were no casualties in the 2019 shark attacks in Australia.