A diver has been killed by a great white shark off the coast of Western Australia – and his body has not been found.
The man was attacked while diving near a boat at Cull Island, off the south coast town of Esperance.
Authorities, who are searching for the man’s body with the help of volunteers, said: “A man received fatal injuries after being bitten by a reported (great) white shark.”
A woman who was on board the boat has been treated in hospital for shock.
Local politician Ian Mickel said: “We have thousands of people having a good time on the water and [to] get a fatal shark attack… it’s a major concern.”
Image: Laeticia Brouwer died in 2017 after being attacked by a shark while surfing
It is reported to be the second fatal shark attack in the area in under three years.
In 2017, keen surfer Laeticia Brouwer, 17, died after being bitten by a shark.
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And in 2014, one man lost his left arm and right hand in a shark attack.
The latest attack comes just weeks after campaigner Shelly Payne said more should be done warn people about the chance of attacks in the area and councillors agreed to put up signs warning of the dangers.
A “Shark Smart” system is in place in the area, where people can register sightings on a website for beachgoers to check before entering the water.
The area, famous for its white beaches and stunning blue water, is thought to be popular for abalone diving.
On Thursday, a man was swept off rocks into the ocean just a few miles west of Esperance. His body has not been found.
Source : Sky News