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Australia Has Seen More Shark Attack Deaths In 2020 Than Any Year in More Than 90 Years

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The last time Australia saw more shark attack deaths than this year was in 1929.
Australia has seen more shark attack deaths in 2020 than it has seen for more than 90 years, after a man died following a Sunday morning attack. The attack occurred off of a popular tourist beach near Broome in Western Australia, resulting in the death of a local resident in his 50s, Australia’s ABC News reported Sunday. Police told the broadcaster that the man was body-boarding off the coast at Cable Beach around 8:45 a.m. A couple reportedly observed the attack from the shore and then were able to bring the injured man to the beach. “They observed a disturbance and some thrashing the water,” police inspector Gene Pears said, according to ABC. “[They] retrieved the injured man from the water and dragged him to the beach whilst his wife called police and an ambulance.” Newsweek reached out to the Western Australia Police as well as to the Shire of Broome for comment, but they did not immediately respond.

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