The 46-year-old was attacked early yesterday afternoon on Greenmount Seaside, in Coolangatta, a well-liked spot with swimmers and surfers.
It is believed to be the primary deadly shark assault on the Gold Coast in 60 years.
Seashores from Burleigh to the New South Wales border can be closed at the moment as authorities resume the seek for the shark, believed to be a Nice White in extra of three.5 metres.
Boats and a helicopter are out now searching for the animal.
Police confirmed particulars about Mr Slater final night time and mentioned he had been browsing in entrance of the surf membership on the time of the assault, at 5pm.
A surf digicam mounted on the seashore captured the terrifying second Mr Slater was mauled, and confirmed swimmers and surfers coming to his support and dragging him onto the sand.
Witnesses frantically tried to avoid wasting Mr Slater, who’s believed to have been bitten on the leg.
Emergency providers rushed to the scene, however he later died on account of his accidents.
A shark tooth was left on Mr Slater’s board and scientists have been referred to as in to look at it, believing it to be a Nice White.
There have been drum traces however no shark nets at Greenmount Seaside however there are some on the close by Kirra Seaside.
The assault is more likely to reignite the controversy about seashore security within the lead as much as summer time.
One man who witnessed the assault described the chaos within the moments afterwards.
“Hastily, I am simply looking and there may be this flock of seagulls, simply congregating within the water,” he instructed 9News.
“And I thought ‘that is uncommon’. There may be most likely 50, 60, 70 seagulls there and impulsively, I heard this woman screaming.”
Native surfer Leo Cabral was filming his 13-year-old son within the water on the time of the incident.
“I used to be centered on my son with a digicam and I heard individuals yelling ‘shark, shark, shark’,” Mr Cabral instructed 9News.com.au.
“I seemed round and thought perhaps it is a dolphin. I seemed once more at my son and with my digicam, I zoomed in subsequent to him to his left and I noticed a board and the man was laying down within the water.”
There has not been a shark assault on the Gold Coast since 2012, when a 20-year-old surfer was bitten off Nobby Seaside, additional north of Coolangatta, however survived.