A teenage boy has died after a suspected shark attack north of Coffs Harbour in NSW.
It’s understood the 17-year-old was surfing at Wilsons Headland at Wooli Beach, near Grafton, just before 2.30pm when he was mauled.
Police say several board-riders rushed to his aid before the injured teen could be helped to shore.
“First aid was rendered for serious injuries to his legs and despite CPR efforts to revive him, the 17-year-old died at the scene” NSW police said in a statement.
Beaches in the area including Wooli, Diggers Camp and Minnie Water have since been closed following the attack.
Police are liaising with the Department of Primary Industry to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.