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.
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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.