04/30/2002 Paul Buckland ( Australia ) ***Fatal***

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04/30/2002 Paul Buckland ( Australia ) ***Fatal***

Postby sharkbait » Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:36 am

A shark dragged a man from his friend's arms and killed him Tuesday off Australia's southern coast, officials said.


April 30, 2002

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- A shark dragged a man from his friend's arms and killed him Tuesday off Australia's southern coast, officials said.

The victim, a 23-year-old professional diver, was diving for scallops from an anchored boat with a friend when he was attacked by the shark, South Australia Ambulance spokesman Lee Francis said.

The friend tried to pull the victim onto the boat but the shark pulled the man into the water, Francis said. The victim's name was not released.

The victim's friend was not hurt, but was taken to a hospital to be treated for shock.

"I understand he (the victim) came to the surface. There was a cry for help," Francis said. "But as the other person tried to get him on board, the shark grabbed him and pulled him underneath."

Francis said the men's boat was anchored off the small South Australian fishing port of Smoky Bay, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) northwest of the state capital Adelaide, when the attack happened around noon.

Smoky Bay is known as haunt of the great white shark.

However, officials could not confirm what kind of shark was involved in Tuesday's attack.

It was the fifth fatal shark attack in South Australian waters in the past four
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Postby sharkbait » Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:04 pm

Diver dies in Australia shark attack

April 30, 2002 Posted: 6:07 AM EDT (1007 GMT)

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- A shark dragged a man from his friend's arms and killed him Tuesday off Australia's southern coast, officials said.
The victim, a 23-year-old professional diver, was diving for scallops from an anchored boat with a friend when he was attacked by the shark, South Australia Ambulance spokesman Lee Francis said.
The friend tried to pull the victim onto the boat but the shark pulled the man into the water, Francis said. The victim's name was not released.
The victim's friend was not hurt, but was taken to a hospital to be treated for shock.
"I understand he (the victim) came to the surface. There was a cry for help," Francis said. "But as the other person tried to get him on board, the shark grabbed him and pulled him underneath."
Francis said the men's boat was anchored off the small South Australian fishing port of Smoky Bay, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) northwest of the state capital Adelaide, when the attack happened around noon.


Smoky Bay is known as haunt of the great white shark. However, officials could not confirm what kind of shark was involved in Tuesday's attack.
It was the fifth fatal shark attack in South Australian waters in the past four years.
Two surfers died after attacks on consecutive days in September 2000. A sailboarder was killed in May 1999, and in June 1998 a man was killed while diving for abalone.
Tuesday's attack also followed the discovery last week of human remains inside a large tiger shark caught off Australia's eastern coast.
The skull, arm and pelvis found inside the 3-meter-long (10-foot-long) shark were identified as belonging to a missing fisherman who was washed into the sea while fishing from rocks south of Sydney.


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