Man Killed in Gold Coast Shark Attack
February 8, 2003
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
A man has been killed in a shark attack on the Gold Coast, the second person to be attacked in the coastal canals this summer.
Police say the elderly man was found just before 10:00am this morning at Burleigh Lake.
It is believed a person using a surf ski discovered the body.
In the week before Christmas a 23-year-old man died while swimming in a Burleigh Waters canal at night.
His father found the body several days later with a large leg wound.
A post mortem examination determined he had been bitten by a shark before he died.
Ambulance officers today are warning people not to swim in Gold Coast canals as they are inhabited by sharks.
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