Tragedy befell a popular local lifeguard and surfer who died in Hawaii over the weekend when he was attacked by a shark and suffered multiple injuries.

Born and raised on Oahu, 49-year-old Tamayo Perry was beloved by his community and known for appearing in a Pirates of the Caribbean film, in addition to his surfing skills. He was pronounced dead at the scene after his body was brought to shore.

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A caller told 911 dispatchers that the man’s body appeared to have suffered more than one shark bite, the Honolulu Emergency Services Department said in a statement.

Shayne Enright, spokeswoman for the emergency services department, said at a news conference Sunday that rescuers responded to Mālaekahana Beach via jet ski before 1 p.m. and brought Perry to shore, where he was pronounced dead.

“It is with profound sadness that we mourn the loss of one of our incredibly dedicated City and County of Honolulu lifeguards, who tragically lost his life today in an apparent shark attack on the North Shore,” Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi said in a statement.

Blangiardi said Perry “exemplified bravery, commitment and a deep sense of duty, serving our community with unwavering dedication.”

“His heroic actions and tireless efforts to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors will never be forgotten,” he added.

Acting Ocean Safety chief Kurt Lage also said at the news conference that Perry was known as a professional surfer with an “infectious personality” to fans of the sport around the world.

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