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Spear fisherman killed by shark

A man has been killed by a shark while spear fishing off the south Australian coast.

South Australia state police say the 28-year-old man was part of a group spear fishing off Yorke Peninsula, west of the state capital of Adelaide, when witnesses reported seeing a shark attack him.

Police and emergency services crews are searching the area around Goldsmith Beach with boats and helicopters, but so far have found no trace of the man.

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