Australian man dies after being attacked by shark in New Caledonia

A West Australian man has died in a shark attack off New Caledonia yesterday.

The man, aged in his 50s, was kitesurfing on a reef in Koumac when he fell into the water and was bitten on the thigh by a large shark, local officials say.

A rescue boat was sent to bring the man to shore, however he could not be revived.


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The species of shark involved in the attack is not yet known.

The victims family are receiving assistance from consular officials.

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