Man dies after stingray attack in Tasmania

Deaths from stingray attacks remain extremely rare. Photo: Getty Images
Deaths from stingray attacks remain extremely rare. Photo: Getty Images
A man has died from heart attack after he was stung by a stingray while swimming at a Tasmanian beach.

The 42-year-old went into cardiac arrest about 3pm on Saturday at Lauderdale Beach, east of Hobart, after he suffered a puncture wound to his lower abdomen, police say.

He was swimming alone and close to shore when the attack happened.

Friends pulled him from the water and attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

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