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Deadly Shark Mauls Swimmer In Sydney

A swimmer has been killed after being mauled by a four-metre-long great white, as terrified witnesses recall hearing the man’s ear-piercing screams as blood was seen rising from the water.

Emergency services rushed to Little Bay Beach near Malabar in Sydney’s east just after 4.30pm on Wednesday following reports of a shark attack.

Horrifying video from the scene shows local fishermen watching on in horror as the swimmer is attacked by the monster shark, which they saw ‘swallow parts of his body’ after ripping it in two.

After the alarm was raised, rescue helicopters and lifesavers on jet skis were sent out in search of the swimmer and the killer predator, with dozens of local swimmers ordered out of the water.

The swimmer’s remains remained in the water a short time afterwards. Parts of a wetsuit were also reportedly recovered.

Shocked witnesses believe it was a four-metre-and-a-half great white.

The horrifying scenes occurred in front of dozens of fishermen and other beachgoers, who heard the swimmer’s screams before the attack unfolded, sparking panic on shore.

‘Someone just got eaten by a shark. Oh man! Oh no! That’s insane. That’s a great white shark,’ one fisherman can be heard yelling in footage.

‘I just saw a four to five metre great white explode on the surface right here on a swimmer and it was like a car landing in the water.

‘F*** man, I heard a scream and the shark was just chomping on his body and the body was in half here just off the rocks.’

‘It came back and swallowed parts of his body and that was it.’

Four ambulance road crews and a rescue helicopter with a critical care doctor and a critical care paramedic on board attended the scene.

‘Unfortunately this person had suffered catastrophic injuries and there wasn’t a lot paramedics could do when we arrived,’ NSW Ambulance Inspector Lucky Phrachanh said.

It’s the first fatal shark attack in Sydney since 1963.

It’s understood the victim was a local who knew the beach well.

‘Some guy was swimming and a shark came and attacked him vertically,’ fisherman Kris Linto told Nine News.

‘We heard a yell and turned around it looked like a car had landed in the water, a big splash then the shark was chomping at the body and there was blood everywhere.’

Little Bay Beach has been closed as officers continue to search the area.

Police will liaise with the Department of Primary Industry to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of the swimmer.

Daily Mail

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