Following a week of terrifying shark attacks, an Australian man was fatally bitten by a shark in New Caledonia. At the Chateau-Royal beach, south of Nouméa, on Sunday afternoon, February 19, a 59-year-old tourist was attacked by a shark while swimming close to a packed pontoon approximately 150 meters from shore. Terrified bystanders saw the incident.
According to sources, the man was bit by the shark multiple times on his arms and legs, leaving him laying in a pool of blood. According to Daily Mail, beachgoers said the shark attack concluded close to a restaurant where patrons and employees frequently feed fish by throwing food into the ocean from a “viewing platform” to entice sharks.
‘There was blood everywhere!’
“It happened so close to shore, the poor victim was face down in the water when the jet-ski got to him,” the guest at the nearby Hotel Chateau Royal said. The Aussie man was brought back to the shore through a jet ski and CPR was performed. Unfortunately, the 59-year-old could not be saved as he died of his injuries. “There was blood everywhere, we could see it from the beach. So many people were in the water at the same time and they’d only reopened the beach a few days ago,” reported Daily Mail.