Beaches Closed in Australian State After Shark Attack

Beaches Closed in Australian State After Shark Attack
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In response to a shark attack earlier in the day that left a man hospitalized with serious leg and foot injuries, authorities in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, have issued an order to close beaches in the town of Port Macquarie.

The incident occurred around 10 a.m. on Friday, as reported by Xinhua news agency. The victim, a man in his 40s, was attacked by a shark in the waters off Port Macquarie, situated along the state’s mid-north coast, according to a statement from Surf Life Saving NSW.

Beaches in the area will remain off-limits until further notice, with warning signs erected to caution local residents about entering the water.

The specific species of shark involved in the attack has not yet been confirmed.

The Australian Shark-Incident Database revealed that there have been a total of eight shark attack incidents recorded this year, with two of them proving fatal.