A teenage boy died after being attacked by a shark at Lighthouse Beach in Ballina, Australia.
Emergency services were called about 8.15am and found the 16-year-old boy with shark bites to the leg.
The alarm was first raised by lifeguards at a tower on the beach, who saw the teen struggling.
The boy’s friend had found him floating unconscious in the water. He was pulled from the surf suffering heavy blood loss from severe lacerations to his upper and lower leg.
Police and Ambulance personnel were unable to revive the boy.
His body was taken by ambulance to Ballina Hospital.