Diver mauled to death by shark off Western Australia in 4th recent attack

VIA GLOBAL POST

Diver mauled to death by shark off Western Australia in 4th recent attack

A diver has been killed by a shark off a Western Australia beach, the fourth fatal attack off the WA coast since September last year.

A diver has been killed by a shark off a Western Australia beach, the fourth fatal attack off the WA coast since September last year.

The man — identified by Australia’s Daily Telegraph as Peter Kurmann, 33, a father of two — was taken while diving with his brother from a small open boat about a mile off Stratham Beach, about 140 miles southwest of Perth, shortly before 9:30 a.m.

The shark was believed to be 13 feet long, but the species was unknown, the Australian Associated Press reported, adding that beaches in the area had been closed and and aerial patrol was being launched.

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Australia usually averages about one shark attack death each year, according to the Fairfax media, however in 2011, three men were killed in shark attacks of WA in a period of two months.

They were Texan man George Thomas Wainwright, 32, killed scuba diving alone off Rottnest Island in October; businessman Bryn Martin, 64, killed while swimming off Perth’s Cottesloe Beach the same month; and bodyboarder Kyle Burden, 21, killed near Bunker Bay in WA’s southwest in September…

 

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/green/wildlife-news/120331/shark-attack-western-australia-fatal-jaws-bunbury-port-geographe

 

 

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