Human remains found after swimmer attacked by shark on Sydney beach

Human remains have been found at the scene of a suspected fatal shark attack in Sydney's east.

Police responded to reports a shark had attacked a swimmer in Malabar on Wednesday about 4.35pm.

"Officers attached to Eastern Beaches Police Area Command, with assistance from the Marine Area Command and Surf Life Saving NSW, attended and located human remains in the water," police said in a statement.

"Little Bay Beach has been closed as officers continue to search the area."

Swimmers at Little Bay Beach are seen.
Little Bay Beach has been closed following a suspected shark attack. Source: Nine News

Fishermen told Nine News they spotted the swimmer and claim they were attacked by a great white shark.

The shark remained in the area for sometime after, the outlet said.

The victim was identified by 7News as a rockfisherman who fell in from near the golf course.

A witness told ABC News he saw the entire attack.

"It was terrible, I am shaking. I keep vomiting, it's very upsetting," he told the ABC.

A man on a jet ski is pictured at Little Bay.
Rescuers check the scene after the remains were found. Source: Nine News

NSW Ambulance said four ambulances were sent to the scene.

“Unfortunately, this person had suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of the attack and there was nothing paramedics could do when we arrived on scene," Inspector Lucky Phrachanh said.

Police will now work with the Department of Primary Industry to investigate the swimmer's death.

A report is also being prepared for the coroner.

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