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Teen dies in shark attack off NSW coast

A 17-year-old boy has died off the Mid-North coast of NSW following a suspected shark attack.

The unidentified teenage boy was surfing at Wooli Beach when he was attacked by a shark, witnesses told police.

According to NSW Police, several board-riders went to the 17-year-old’s aid before helping him to shore and the boy reportedly suffered serious injuries to his legs.

A 16-year-old boy has died, after he was mauled by a shark at Wooli Beach on the NSW north coast. Source: Getty Images
A 17-year-old boy has died after he was mauled by a shark at Wooli Beach on the NSW north coast. Source: Getty Images

First aid was rendered for the injuries on his legs, but despite CPR efforts, the boy could not be revived and he died at the scene.

Beaches in the area including Wooli, Diggers Camp and Minnie Water have been closed, police said in a statement.

The Department of Primary Industry will liaise with officers attached to the Coffs/Clarence Police District to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.

Wooli Beach is roughly 100km north of Coffs Harbour on the NSW coast.

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