A 4.5m great white shark mauls a swimmer on a crowded Sydney beach as shocked bystanders watch, ‘Someone just got eaten’.
- On a popular beach in Sydney, a swimmer died from a four and a half meter snow white.
- Shocked beachgoers heard the frantic screams of the swimmer and watched in horror.
- Rescuers began to search and after a while they found human remains in the water.
- This is believed to be the first fatal shark attack in Sydney in nearly 60 years.
A swimmer was killed after being mauled by a four-metre-high white as terrified bystanders recall hearing the man’s piercing screams as blood rose from the water.
Emergency services arrived at Buchan Point near Little Bay Beach in eastern Sydney just after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday following reports of a shark attack.
A horrifying video from the scene shows local fishermen watching in horror as a swimmer is attacked by a monster shark, which they saw “swallowing parts of his body”, tearing him in two.
After the alarm was raised, rescue helicopters and rescuers on jet skis were sent to search for the swimmer and the killer predator, and dozens of local swimmers were ordered out of the water.
Eyewitnesses recalled the horrific moment when a swimmer was mauled by a great white shark.
Emergency services began searching for the swimmer and soon found human remains.
After a while, the swimmer stays in the water. Parts of a diving suit were also reported to have been recovered.
“The body is clearly visible on the footage, half of the body is taken by the shark,” the police officer told colleagues through the scanner.
They found the remains.
The horrific scenes unfolded in front of dozens of fishermen and other holidaymakers who heard the swimmer’s screams before the attack began, causing panic on the shore.
“Someone just got eaten by a shark. Oh dude! Oh no! It’s crazy. It’s a great white shark,” shouts one of the fishermen in the footage.
“The man is still there!”
“I just saw a huge white foothold of four to five meters explode on the surface of the water right here on the swimmer, and it was like landing a car in the water.
“Damn it, I heard a scream and the shark was just nibbling on his body and the body was cut in half right next to the rocks.”
“He came back and swallowed parts of his body, that’s all. It’s gone.’
Swimmer dies after fatal shark attack on Little Bay Beach (pictured scene)
Shocked bystanders (pictured talking to police) heard the screams of a swimmer in the water.
Chris Linto (pictured) was fishing when he witnessed a horrific shark attack.
Four ambulance crews and a rescue helicopter with a resuscitator and paramedic on board arrived at the scene.
“Unfortunately, this person suffered catastrophic injuries and there was little that the paramedics could do when we arrived,” said NSW EMS Inspector Lucky Prachan.
This is the first fatal shark attack in Sydney since 1963.
It is known that the victim was a local resident who knew the beach well.
“Some guy was swimming and a shark came up and attacked him vertically,” fisherman Chris Linto told Nine News.
“We heard a scream and turned around, it looked like the car had landed in the water, a big splash, then the shark was chewing on the body and there was blood everywhere.”
“It was really bad.”
Another shocked witness recalled how a shark dragged a swimmer underwater. The attack lasted several seconds.
“At first he was screaming and then when he fell there was so much splashing,” he told ABC.
“The shark didn’t stop.”
“It’s very, very frustrating. He just went for a swim, enjoying the day, but this shark took his life.”
Jet skis were also used in a frantic search for a swimmer before human remains were found.
It was the first fatal shark attack in Sydney in nearly 60 years.
Little Bay Beach has been closed as police continue to search the area.
The police will contact the Department of Primary Industries to investigate the swimmer’s death.
Little Bay Beach is considered by Randwick Council one of Sydney’s undiscovered gems and a “secret” beach popular with locals.
The latest tragedy occurred after the death of a father and son, who were catching rocks in the same place two weeks ago.
According to the rescuers, they could not do anything, as the swimmer was seriously injured.