The has been a fatal shark attack at Byron Bay today. At 10.45am (Tuesday 9 September 2014), police and paramedics were called to Main Beach after reports of a shark attack.
A man was in the water when he was bitten on the right leg by what is believed to be a shark.
He was seen floating in shallow water, close to the shore line, and dragged onto the beach. An ambulance was called and he was pronounced dead a short time later.
The man has been formally identified by a family member; he is from Byron Bay. His age is yet to be confirmed.
WHEN: 1.30pm TODAY (Tuesday 9 September 2014)
WHERE: Main Beach, Byron Bay
WHO: Insp Bobbie Cullen, Tweed/Byron LAC
More detail to come.