Diver killed by great white shark in Australian tourist spot

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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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