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Real estate agent surfer, 46, mauled to death by a monster great white shark

PHOTO: Pictured: Longboard rider Nick Slater was mauled to death by a great white shark on Tuesday

A surfer who was mauled to death by a great white shark at a netted Gold Coast beach has been identified as a 46-year-old real estate agent.

Longboard rider Nick Slater was just metres away from other surfers at Greenmount Beach when he was mauled at about 5pm on Tuesday, leaving him with catastrophic injuries.

At least 40 surfers were in the water when Mr Slater was attacked in the shallows at the popular break.

His death is the first fatal shark attack in the area since 1958.

The horrific mauling was captured by surf cameras and witnessed by at least one other rider.

Mourners descended on Greenmount Beach on Wednesday morning to pay their respects to the Miami local – as helicopter crews continued their search for the great white shark.

Mr Slater was a 46-year-old real estate agent who lived in Miami on the Gold Coast

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