Tragedy as British expat is killed by a Great White shark off Australia’s Byron Bay as his wife watched in horror from beach
A British expat has died after he was mauled by a great white shark off the coast of Australia’s Byron Bay as his wife watched on in horror.
Former IT worker Paul Wilcox was bitten on his right leg at the southern end of Clarkes Beach before an onlooker jumped into the ocean to pull him out of the water at about 11am local time.
Rescuer Mark Hickey – a Newcastle lawyer who was holidaying in the area – has told how he spent 20 to 30 minutes performing CPR on Mr Wilcox but could not save him.
Two sources confirmed the man’s identity on Tuesday evening and police said the man’s wife, Victoria Wilcox, was on the beach – about 15 to 20m away – when the incident occurred.
A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman confirmed a doctor also performed CPR after arriving at the scene.