Broome's Cable Beach closed following fatal shark attack

Cable Beach has been closed after a fatal shark attack. PIC: Michael Genovese/Twitter

A man has died after being mauled by a shark at Cable Beach in Broome.

The man was swimming about 1.5km north of Cable Beach Surf Club around 8.30am on Sunday when he was attacked.

It is understood the Broome resident, aged in his 50s, lost his hand and was bitten on the thigh.

The man was recovered from the water and was treated by local police before paramedics arrived.

Sadly he could not be saved.

Cable Beach will remain closed for the rest of the day.

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