02/08/2003 Bob Purcell (Australia) ***Fatal***

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02/08/2003 Bob Purcell (Australia) ***Fatal***

Postby sharkbait » Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:46 pm

Man Killed in Gold Coast Shark Attack
February 8, 2003
Release from:
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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Postby sharkbait » Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:47 pm

Warnings Issued After Fatal Shark Attack
February 8, 2003
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Queensland authorities are warning people not to swim in canals on the Gold Coast after the second fatal shark attack in the area in as many months.

An 84-year-old Burleigh Waters man who was swimming in Burleigh Lake this morning has died as a result of a severe leg injury inflicted by a shark.

It is believed a bull whaler shark was responsible for the attack.

Primary Industries Minister Henry Palaszczuk says baited drum-lines are being placed in the area to catch it.

Mr Palaszczuk says there are hundreds of aggressive bull whalers in the canals and swimmers need to act safely.

"Don't swim in the canals, don't swim at dusk, don't swim at dawn, don't swim alone and swim between the flags, it's as simple as that," he said.

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