A man has died on a Gold Coast beach after a shark attack, despite heroic surfers dragging him out of the water in a frenzied attempt to save his life.
At least six people, some in wetsuits and carrying surfboards, saw the man clutch as he was being carried this afternoon onto the sand at Greenmount Beach in Coolangatta, near the Queensland-NSW border.
It is believed that the 46-year-old man — who was originally reported as aged in his 60s — was bitten on the leg. Police confirmed his age last night and said he was surfing at the time of the attack in front of the surf club.
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Emergency services rushed to the scene, treating the man on the beach, but he died later from his injuries.
At the time of the incident, local surfer Leo Cabral had been filming his 13-year-old son in the water.