Dramatic moment hero lifeguards desperately try to save shark attack victim after racing him to beach on jet ski | The Sun
HORRIFYING footage has emerged of two lifeguards trying to save an Australian man after a brutal shark attack.
A tourist was mauled to death by what is believed to have been a tiger shark on Sunday, and the terrifying footage of his rescue attempt has been shared.
Two lifeguards desperately tried to save the life of the 59-year-old Australian man after he was fatally attacked while swimming at the Chateau Royal beach, New Caledonia, Australia.
The horror footage, which The Sun has deemed too graphic to publish, shows the hero lifeguards struggling to drag the man off their jet ski after beaching it on the shore.
One lifeguard was seen leaping off the jet ski and running up towards the Hotel Chateau Royal while the other tried pulling the injured man onto the shore.
The lifeguard attempting to carry the Australian man then lost his balance and fell back into the water.
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He then began dragging the man up the sand but struggled to pull him out of the water before the other lifeguard came to help him.
The Australian man was seen to be bleeding heavily after being bitten several times on his arms and legs.
Throughout the rescue process, the injured man was tragically showing no signs of life despite the lifeguards attempts to save him.
Once the victim's body had been pulled onto the beach, emergency services rapidly performed CPR but he sadly died at the scene.
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Frightened witnesses said there was blood everywhere which could be seen from the beach.
The horrified onlookers said when the first lifeguard rushed out into the water on his jet ski they guessed he was trying to scare the shark away.
When he then returned to shore to pick up the second lifeguard so they could pull the victim's body from the water together, it was too late.
It emerged the shark may have been attracted to the beach by food tossed into the water from a nearby restaurant’s viewing platform.
The man who was killed was understood to have been travelling alone and was staying at nearby Le Meridien Hotel.
He is yet to be identified.
Distraught witnesses told Daily Mail Australia “The poor victim was face down in the water when the jet ski got to him.
“There was blood everywhere, we could see it from the beach. So many people were in the water at the same time and they'd only reopened the beach a few days ago”.
Following the tragic accident, the Chateau Royal Beach was immediately evacuated and has since been closed, with tourists being urged to remain at the hotel pools.
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This is not the first time a shark attack has taken place on the Chateau Royal beach as the incident follows three attacks in the area in just three weeks.
Authorities are now planning to cull all the tiger sharks and bull sharks in the area.
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