The man’s surfboard was found, but not found, police said in a statement.
Shortly after the attack, officers received a public report of seeing sharks on the beach, the DPIRDA said. The species was unknown.
The beaches in the area are then closed. Water police are conducting maritime search and rescue operations, deploying additional ships to help.
According to the Australian Australian Shark Attack File at the Taranga Conservation Society Australia, there have been at least six deadly shark attacks off the country’s coast this year. According to the Society’s database, there were no fatal shark attacks in Australia last year and only in 2018.
McGowan said the south coast of the state, especially near Esperance, was a breeding ground known for great white-like sharks.
Esperance is about 720 kilometers (447 miles) southeast of the state capital, Perth, and is a popular diving spot.
There have been several shark attacks near Esperance in recent years – especially in 2017, when 17-year-old Latekia Brewer was killed while surfing with her father.
Numerous attacks have also been reported in the last few months in other Australian Australian states, including Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania.
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