Western Australia: Swimmer killed by shark attack

2020 will be one of the most fatal shark attacks in Australia on record, according to statistics. The most recent event is the eighth accident of the year.

A 55-year-old man was killed in a shark attack in the Indian Ocean in Western Australia. The victim was rescued from the water on Cable Beach near the coastal town of Broome on Sunday morning and was pronounced dead there, reported the news agency AAP and the broadcaster ABC. The man was therefore swimming alone when the attack occurred.

Loud News.com the animal had smashed its thigh and bitten off its hand. The beach has been closed to the public. The shark species is unknown. There are over 500 different known species of shark worldwide, only a handful of which are potentially dangerous to humans.

According to statistics, 2020 will be one of the years with the most fatal shark attacks in Australia since records began. The most recent accident was the eighth fatal shark attack this year. At Broome, however, in contrast to some other parts of the coast, relatively few shark attacks are recorded.

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