Man killed by stingray, another bitten by shark in separate attacks

A MAN has died after being stabbed by a stingray while another has been airlifted to hospital after being bitten by a shark in separate incidents on Australia’s east coast.

The man was reportedly swimming at Roches Beach in Lauderdale, about 13 kilometres east of Hobart in Tasmania, when he was stabbed in the chest on Saturday afternoon.

It’s understood police and paramedics performed CPR on the man at the beach, but he could not be saved.


Meanwhile, in New South Wales, another man has been airlifted to hospital after being attacked by a shark while learning to surf at Seven Mile Beach in Gerroa, about 130km south of Sydney.

The 24-year-old was treated by a team of paramedics at the scene before being airlifted to St George Hospital.

The beach is currently closed while police liaise with Surf Life Saving and the Department of Primary Industries.

Beachgoers are urged to follow safety advice by visiting the Department of Primary Industry’s website.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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