Australian surfer attacked by shark, dies from injuries

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JULY 25: The teeth and jaw of a Great White Shark are displayed after research into the biological mechanics of the predator July 25, 2007 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

SYDNEY (AP) — A surfer was fatally bitten by a shark off eastern Australia’s coast as many locals went to beaches to celebrate Father’s Day.

An ambulance official said other surfers, bystanders and paramedics gave the man CPR but he had a critical arm injury and could not be revived.

The attack occurred at a surf spot about 330 miles north of Sydney. Witness Aaron Armstrong told Australian Broadcasting Corp. many locals were in the water enjoying and celebrating Father’s Day.

New South Wales state is under a coronavirus lockdown but people can leave their homes for exercise and people from the same family can go to the beach for Father’s Day.

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