NSW Police Detective Inspector Matt Kehoe told reporters the action of those who had tried to save the man was "nothing short of heroic" and said the shark had been spotted "on a number of occasions just off the shore."
As a safety precaution, authorities closed the water 1 mile north and south of the attack until Thursday. Signs have been posted warning beachgoers about the attack.
A surfer was killed by a shark off Monterey Bay in California.
Michael Alvarez told FOX 35 Orlando that he was fishing off his friend's dock on Melbourne Beach when he spotted two sawfish sharks swimming along the shoreline in about waist-deep water.
The practice of shark finning has long been outlawed under federal law, but most states currently have no prohibitions against possessing and selling shark fins.
A 60-year-old man fought back against a great white shark after he was attacked. He threw two punches at the nearly nine-foot shark and shouted profanities at it.
Unprovoked shark attacks around the world decreased last year, although they rose in the United States, according to researchers.
The shark pinged off the coast of Cape Canaveral on Sunday and has traveled further south since.
Authorities confirmed the attack, saying that “a man received fatal injuries after being bitten by a reported white shark.”
A unicorn with horrifying teeth, maybe.
A shark reportedly bit a surfer Saturday afternoon off Santa Rosa Island in a “truly terrifying situation,” the Coast Guard said.
A 7-year-old boy who had a close encounter with a shark now has quite the story to tell.
A white shark that weighs over 1,000 pounds and is longer than 12-feet has pinged off the coast of Central Florida.
Shark experts say the coast of Florida is starting to heat up with white shark activity
A surfer is recovering at home after accidentally jumping on a shark at New Smyrna Beach.
Unama’ki is an adult female great white shark who weighs 2,076 pounds and is about 15-feet, five-inches long.
Great white sharks live in a tough world.