A surfer died after being attacked by a three-meter-long shark on a popular beach off the east coast of Australia, police said on Sunday.
The man was surfing in Kingscliff, about 100 kilometers south of Brisbane, on Sunday morning when the shark hit his leg.
"The police were informed that several board drivers came to his aid and fought the shark before the injured man could be helped on land," the police said in a statement.
"He was given first aid for serious injuries to his left leg, but died at the scene."
Police said the man had not yet been officially identified, but was believed to be a 60-year-old from the state of Queensland.
His death is the third known fatal shark attack down under this year.
Australia has one of the highest incidence of shark attacks in the world, but deaths remain rare.
According to the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, there were 27 attacks last year, but no deaths before Australia.
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