The 40-year-old woman and her one-year-old child had a "miracle" escape say rescuers after the incident in Australia.
The couple were surfing off Shelly Beach, Port Macquarie, in New South Wales on a stretch of Australian coast that has seen three shark attacks this year.
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"They did everything they could to try and save his life, but despite their best efforts, were unable to do so," a local ambulance inspector said.
Crescent Head beach in New South Wales, Australia, reopened after a swimmer was bitten by a wobbegong earlier today.
The suspect, a 34-year-old man from the suburb of Kooringal, tried to ignore the restrictions put in place as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak by purchasing four packets of noodles, police said.
Wombats on a beef farm in New South Wales have been reported helping local animals by burrowing into a water hole.
"I think his whole foot was in the shark's mouth, and you could see the bite mark on the top and bottom of his foot," said a friend of the victim. "Must have been maybe a five or six-foot shark."
Cameron Grace, 17, saw the fish getting close to the swimmers in Forster, New South Wales, Australia.
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Telecommunication outages have also been reported in New South Wales, cutting people off from emergency alerts.
Fire danger warnings have been issued for New South Wales and Western Australia by the Bureau of Meteorology for tomorrow.
Smoke from the devastating Australia bushfires left the sky in New Zealand orange today, and it was labeled "apocalyptic" and "very unnerving" by some residents who shared images on social media.
Australia's wildfires have burned across approximately 12.35 million acres of land since the season started, while authorities warn of more "dangerous" fires over the weekend.
Soaring temperatures have created tinderbox conditions in the states of Victoria and New South Wales.
The human leg covered in swimwear washed up on the coast of Australia and could have floated hundreds of kilometers.
Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison has denied links between climate change and bushfires that have ravaged New South Wales.
Medical staff at Lismore Base in New South Wales were able to stabilize the patient last night after she was rushed to the hospital by helicopter.
"I just jumped on my board…sitting there for a little while trying to get a wave in and thinking that next bite was about to come," said Mike Bruton, 29, who escaped without injury.
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"I have seen numerous sharks at Werri using drones, but this is the first time I have been able to warn anyone with the speaker system," said operator Christopher Joye, who released the footage online.
The man crashed his car into a fence, before making his way into a farm. Little did he know, it was a farm run by inmates.
One fishing expert said: "It's like being struck with a sword."
"I did not intend to kill him," the attacker told local media after being arrested and charged.
The woman, 28, was heard saying that she had "blacked out and drowned her babies."
The 8-foot attacker was later identified as a great white shark.