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Diver killed by shark in Australia

A great white shark has attacked and killed an American diver in the second fatal shark attack off Western Australia in 12 days.

Police Sergeant Gerry Cassidy said the man was below water when a witness on the dive boat "saw a large amount of bubbles".

The body soon surfaced with fatal injuries. The shark was described as a 10-foot great white.

Sergeant Cassidy said it happened off the tourist spot of Rottnest Island in overcast conditions. Sharks attack more often in cloudy weather.

Police said the 32-year-old American was living in Australia on a work visa. His identity and hometown weren't available.

Rottnest Island is 11 miles from a popular Perth city beach where a man was believed taken by a great white October 10.


From Belfast Telegraph