Terrifying Sydney shark attack video emerges: 'Someone just got eaten'

WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: Distressing video has emerged of the moment a man was fatally attacked by a shark off rocks at a busy Sydney beach on Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency services rushed to Little Bay shortly after 4.30pm after reports a swimmer had been attacked by a great white shark.

Just over an hour later police confirmed human remains had washed up on the shore. NSW Ambulance Inspector Lucky Phrachanh described the injuries sustained by the man as "catastrophic".

In video believed to have been filmed by a fisherman on nearby rocks, a man can be heard shouting: "Someone just got eaten by a shark! Oh no, oh no!"

Several people stand watching on in disbelief as a struggle ensues in the water. The water surrounding the man and shark turns red amid continued thrashing.

"That's insane," the man says, while another person can be heard saying: "Oh my god!"

"The person's still there!" he proclaims.

A witness told the ABC they were horrified by the death, to the point they were repeatedly vomiting.

"He was yelling... It was terrible, I am shaking," they said.

Yahoo News Australia has decided not to publish the video.

Multiple Sydney beaches remain closed Thursday
Surf Lifesavers NSW President George Shales called the man's death a "terrible tragedy".

"It's the first fatal shark incident in Sydney in decades," he said. The last fatal shark attack in Sydney was in 1963.

Randwick Mayor Dylan Parker said he was shocked by the death in what is normally "a calm, beautiful place, enjoyed by families".

The man has since been identified as Simon Nellist, 35, Mr Nellist is believed to have grown up in the UK and engaged to an Australian woman named as Jenny Ho.

Beaches from Coogee to as far south as Cronulla will be closed on Thursday.

The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) will assess the danger and liaise with council to determine when it is safe to reopen the beaches.

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