Police and surf rescue helicopters in addition to water police and surf lifesaving personnel responded to studies of the “serious shark bite incident” at Port Beach round 10 a.m. native time.
The seek for the particular person is continuous, police mentioned.
The City of Fremantle and close by City of Cottesloe have closed seashores within the space for the following 24 hours, based on the state’s Fisheries division.
Acting Inspector Emma Barnes, Western Australia Police Force, mentioned: “A male adult has been attacked by a shark.
“I can say that the actions of the witnesses have been heroic and really courageous: for getting everybody else within the water out of the water and notifying everybody of what was occurring.”
CNN affiliate 9News said the attack was witnessed by a group of teenage boys who tried to help the victim, then warned other swimmers to get out of the water.
According to 9News, police are searching for a man in his 50s and they have said that the victim was a regular swimmer at Port beach.
Australia ranked behind solely the United States within the variety of unprovoked shark encounters with people in 2019, based on the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File, Reuters mentioned.