19-year-old killed by shark in Australia

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Associated Press

Posted on November 30, 2013 at 4:00 AM

SYDNEY (AP) — A teenager has been killed by a shark off Australia's east coast. It is the second fatal shark attack in Australia this month.

New South Wales state police say 19-year-old Zach Young was body boarding with three friends at Riecks Point, near the northern New South Wales city of Coffs Harbour, when he was bitten on the legs.

The teen's friends got him back to the beach, where paramedics tried to save him. He was pronounced dead a short time later. Officials say he suffered cardiac arrest in addition to his injuries.

The beach was put under a 24-hour closure.

On Nov. 23, a 35-year-old surfer was fatally mauled by a shark off a beach near the Western Australia community of Gracetown.

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