Man attacked by shark in Western Australia

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SYDNEY (AP) — A man was seriously injured in a shark attack in Western Australia on Thursday, officials said.

The man was attacked at Wylie Bay in the town of Esperance on Western Australia's remote southern coast, the state fisheries department said in a statement.

Fisheries officials were planning to head out to try and catch the shark.

The victim was being treated at a hospital. State police said no other information was immediately available.

It was the second shark attack in the waters off Esperance in a year. Last October, a man was seriously injured by a suspected great white while diving for abalone off an area called Poison Creek near Esperance.

Although sharks are common in Australian waters, the country has averaged fewer than two fatal attacks per year in recent decades.

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