15-year-old surfer dies after suspected shark attack

15-year-old surfer dies after suspected shark attack

A teenage boy has died in a shark attack on the NSW Mid North Coast.

Witnesses have told police a shark attacked the teenager while he was surfing at Wilsons Headland at Wooli Beach, north of Coffs Harbour, just before 2.30pm.

Several boardriders came to his assistance before the injured teen could be helped to shore.

First aid was rendered for serious injuries to his legs and despite CPR efforts to revive him, the 15-year-old died at the scene.

Beaches in the area including Wooli, Diggers Camp and Minnie Water were closed.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District will be liaising with the Department of Primary Industry to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

SUNDAY: A NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) shark biologist has confirmed a white shark was responsible for a fatal bite at Wooli Beach, north of Coffs Harbour yesterday, based on photographs from the scene.

NSW DPI is assisting Surf Life Saving NSW (SLS NSW) and NSW Police in responding to the incident, in which a teenage boy suffered a bite to the upper left thigh.

  • This article has been updated to amend the age of the young man after a clarification from NSW Police.
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