Diver killed by great white shark in Australian tourist spot

Diver killed by great white shark in Australian tourist spotThe diver was attacked at the beautiful tourist spot of Rottnest Island. Photo: PA

An American diver has been killed by a great white shark off the coast of Western Australia.

The fatal attack is the second in the area in just 12 days.

Police Sergeant Gerry Cassidy said it happened at a known tourist spot called Rottnest Island.

The beauty spot is 11 miles from a popular Perth city beach, where Perth businessman Bryn Martin disappeared on 10 October while swimming at Cottesloe Beach. He is believed to have also been killed by a great white shark.

Sergeant Cassidy said the 32-year-old man was living in Australia on a work visa, and was diving alone about 500m off Little Armstrong Bay on the island's north-west coast when the shark struck.

Police said two people aboard a private 25ft Bertram boat made a desperate emergency call after seeing bubbles in the water, before the man's body surfaced a short time later with 'obvious traumatic fatal injuries'.

The news comes not long after British honeymooner Ian Redmond was killed by a shark in the Seychelles.

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