41-one-year old Japanese surfer Tadashi Nakahara was surfing Shelly Beach near Ballina when he was attacked by a large shark. Both of the man’s legs were severely injured and lead to massive blood loss as fellow surfers helped pull Nakahara onto shore.
ABC News reported that police said it was ultimately the blood loss that killed Nakahara. Another shark attack was reported just yesterday in the area, and a 24 hour beach closure has been made.
Authorities are currently searching for the shark that took the man’s life, and a shark expert will be joining the investigation.