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Man dies after shark attack on northern NSW beach

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Emergency services performed CPR on the beach but were unable to save the surfer and he died at the scene. Photo: Twitter: 9News
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UPDATE 12.50PM

A man in his 50s has died after being attacked by a shark on a NSW beach.

NSW Police said emergency services were called to the beach about 11.20am on Tuesday.

The man was pulled from the water and was suffering critical injuries to his upper right thigh after being attacked while surfing.

Police said officers from Manning Great Lakes Police District commenced CPR but he died at the scene.

Tuncurry Beach and Forster Main Beach are currently closed.

Police will be working with the Department of Primary Industries to identify the species responsible

NSW Ambulance reported they were treating a man after the attack about 11.30am.

Sadly, at 12.41pm, NSW Ambulance reported the man could not be saved.

“Despite the best efforts of paramedics and bystanders at the scene the man could not be resuscitated.”

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was also called to the scene.

Tuncurry Beach is no stranger to shark activity.

Video uploaded to YouTube by The Rogue Droner in 2019 appeared to show a great white shark stalking surfers at the same beach.

The June 9 footage showed the shark swimming dangerously close to swimmers and surfers before making its way south, swimming slowly in shallow water close to the beach.

On Monday, a shark sighting in Western Australia forced organisers to put the World Surf League event at Rottnest Island on hold.

Veteran surfer Taj Burrow was competing in a three-man elimination heat on Monday against Jack Freestone and American Griffin Colapinto when the shark was spotted.

The 2019 shark footage: