This photo taken by ABC News on 9 September 2014 shows people gathered at Australia's Clarke Beach in Byron Bay moments after the attack took place
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Australia shark attack: Man killed at Byron Bay

A 50-year-old man has been killed in a shark attack off a beach in Byron Bay, the most easterly point on the Australian mainland, officials say.

The man sustained severe injuries on his right leg at the popular tourist destination in New South Wales.

A swimmer brought him in to the beach but he was pronounced dead.

New South Wales Police closed the beach, and people are being warned to stay out of the water.

  • 09 Sep 2014
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