Great White Kills Surfer At Granite Rock In South Oz
The attack was “swift and savage”, no remains of the 55-year old have been found.
A surfer has died following a shark attack on the South Australian coastline. According to 7News, the incident occurred yesterday morning in a crowded lineup, and the shark in question was estimated to be approximately 13 feet in length. Authorities spent the day searching for the victim’s body.
The attack, as reported, was sudden and fierce. The great white shark swiftly singled out a 55-year-old surfer from a group of about a dozen riders at Granite Rock near Streaky Bay. A reporter on the scene described the event as follows: “By all accounts, the attack was swift and savage, in the blink of an eye, the great white picked the 55-year-old victim out of a group of a dozen surfers at Granite Rock near Streaky Bay.”
7News shared a video clip with the caption: “Search for man’s body after fatal shark attack at Granite Rock, South Australia.” They also reported that this is the third attack at the beach this year and the second with a fatal outcome.
During the incident, a local named Jeff Schmucker attempted to assist in the search for the victim but found himself face to face with the large predator. He recounted the attack, stating, “It attacked him from the side, and he went under once and came up again and went under again, and that was the last that we saw of him.” Schmucker managed to recover the victim’s surfboard, which had a section missing from its side and only six inches of leg rope remaining.
Unfortunately, the prospects of finding the missing surfer appear grim. Despite this tragic incident, authorities continued their search for the victim’s body until nightfall and successfully notified the victim’s family of the devastating loss.
Our thoughts go out to the victim’s family and friends.
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