A man has been killed by a shark at Broome’s popular Cable Beach in Western Australia’s north.
The man was recovered from the water on Sunday morning and treated by local police before St John Ambulance officers arrived.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The shark is believed to still be at large. Its species is not yet known.
WA’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development said a fisheries patrol vessel was monitoring the area.
Surf Live Saving WA’s patrols of the beach finished last month.
A popular tourist attraction, Cable Beach has also had a number of saltwater crocodile sightings and box jellyfish attacks over the years.
The beach has been closed to the public.