18-year-old man killed by shark at Campbells Beach

AN 18-year-old bodyboarder has been killed by a shark near the Coffs coast in northern New South Wales.

The man died after losing both legs in the shark attack just before 2pm.

The man, who was surfing off Campbells Beach about 8km north of Coffs Harbour, is believed to have suffered a heart attack.

“He suffered a traumatic cardiac arrest as a result of his injuries”, a NSW emergency services spokesperson told news.com.au.

“Swimmers tried to revive him and then paramedics arrived.”

NSW ambulance officers trekked through about 100m of bush to get to the beach and then a further 100m to where the victim was lying on the sand, after swimmers brought him ashore.

Emergency services remain at the scene.

This comes after a fatal shark attack in Western Australia last weekend.