Shark Attack in Coffs Harbour Takes Teen Surfer

1 Dec 2013 0 Share

Tragedy for the Australian surfing and bodyboard community struck for the second weekend in a row on Saturday when Zac Young, a 19-year-old bodyboarder from Port Macquarie, was attacked by what's suspected to have been a tiger shark. Zac had been surfing The Well at Riecks Point near Coffs Harbour at about 2pm when he was mauled on the legs. His friends reportedly paddled for 15 minutes get him back to shore and attempted to resuscitate him before they were joined by paramedics. He was later sadly pronounced dead due to leg injuries.

According to reports by the Sydney Morning Herald he told his friends as they were rescuing him, "I love you guys, I love you." 

This incident follows last week's shark attack in Western Australia south of Perth that took the life of surfer Chris Boyd.

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