Man dies in shark attack off Australia’s west coast

A fourth large shark has been killed in Australia after a woman and a 12-year-old girl were attacked at a popular Great Barrier Reef resort.

A man died after being bitten by a shark on a beach popular with tourists on Australia’s northwest coast, authorities said Sunday.

Police were called to Cable Beach the morning after reports of the attack.

The man was pulled out of the water and received medical treatment, but later succumbed to his injuries.

“Police can confirm that the man is tragically dead,” Western Australian police said in a statement.

Shark attacks are rare on Cable Beach, a 22-kilometer (13-mile) stretch of pristine white sand next to the city of Broome.

But authorities are generally forced to close the beach once or twice a year when deadly saltwater crocodiles are seen nearby.

The man’s death marks the eighth fatal shark attack in Australian waters this year.

There have been at least 22 shark catches in the same period, according to the government agency Taronga Conservation Society Australia.

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