Harrowing moment great white shark fatally attacks surfer at popular beach

Shocking footage from a beach camera has captured a surfer being fatally attacked by a great white shark.

Nick Slater, 46, was killed after the predator left him with catastrophic injuries and dragged him underwater at Greenmount Beach in Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia, on September 8.

Video has now surfaced showing the moment the predator latched onto the real estate agent.

In the clip, recorded on a camera mounted on the beach, a huge splash of white can be seen as the shark attacks.

Mr Slater is dragged underwater as dozens of fellow surfers swim nearby. He re-emerges face down in the water.

Another video then shows several surfers dragging him to the safety of the shore.



Emergency crews rushed to the beach but he tragically could not be saved.

The shark’s bite stretched from his upper thigh to his knee and a tooth from the creature remained lodged in his longboard.

Authorities are now hunting for the shark after the attack on the popular Gold Coast beach, with helicopter crews seen scanning the area.

Beaches from Burleigh to the New South Wales border have been closed after the first attack in the region since 1958.



Nick Slater pictured

Surfer Jade Parker was in the water when the incident unfolded.

He told 7News: “There were four or five people yelling and pointing at the water, and I looked out to where they were pointing and I spotted a board floating and a body was next to it.

“There were about three on the scene before me and they were all trying to drag him in with the board he had. I helped drag him into the beach as well.”



Surfers filmed dragging Nick to shore

Thomas Richard Tate, Mayor of the Gold Coast, offered his condolences to Mr Slater’s family on Wednesday morning.

“Last time we’ve had a shark attack is 1958, over 60 years ago,” he told Today.

“It doesn’t matter how long it’s been, still a devastating shock to the community of the Gold Coast.

Mr Tate added the horrific incident acts as a reminder to beachgoers to “look after your mates”.

“I mean really it brings to reality, when we go off the land we go into water, it is the shark’s domain,” he said.

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