A 15-foot Great White shark killed a surfer and disappeared at Granites, South Australia, 700 kilometers north-west of Adelaide. Australian Police are searching for the body.
The incident is being investigated by local authorities and police, according to reports. Experts are now on the beach, which is not patrolled at this time of year, using drones to confirm the species and species of the shark that attacked the surfer, which is currently thought to be a large Great White.
The man was among 12 surfers in the water at the time. When the shark attacked him, he was further out in the water than other surfers off the beach. Some of the victims described the shark as a large great white shark swimming in the area immediately after the attack, which authorities have not confirmed.
The identity of the casualty has not been publicised yet. According to the locals, the attack happened in front of several witnesses on the beach and the shark chose the victim from a group of about 12 surfers at the break.
One of the surfers even tried to help the man, but all he found was a bite mark on his surfboard. The shark, according to him and other witnesses, the shark was about 15 feet long. Great white sharks are the world’s largest and deadliest predator fish, and can grow up to 20 feet and weigh up to 5,000 pounds (2,268 kg).
Granite Rock is well-known in Australia as a Great White shark breeding ground. It’s also prime fishing season in Streaky Bay right now.
The man was reportedly attacked while surfing near Granites Beach in Streaky Bay, according to local fisherman. Local authorities have dispatched helicopters and procured the assistance of volunteers to search the area by air and water.
According to the coastal guards, this was the third serious shark attack in the region this year. In last six months, 2 surfers have been killed by Great White sharks in the same bay area. Earlier this year, a Great White shark killed local school teacher “Simon Baccanello” while he was surfing at Walkers Rocks in Elliston.
One of the surfers, whose identity was not revealed, was waiting for a set out the back at Granites, a long and friendly lefthander, when the Great White attacked, leaving only his board and a stub of his legrope.
Police General said that a police investigation is on-going, a drone is flying up and, apparently, they’re going to try and trace the Great White very soon. However, if you want to find the Great White, you have to do it now, not when it’s a hundred kilometers away.
In February, a 16-year-old girl died after being attacked by a shark while swimming in Western Australia. In response to these cases, government authorities reported that the Western Australian government will prohibit the use of shark fishing tackle on all Perth beaches from Friday, November 3.
Don Punch, the state’s fisheries minister, stated that it is essential to stop the dangerous practise of people bringing sharks into the beach environment where they do create a threat to people who might be swimming and enjoying the bay.”
Officials also stated that people who buy an authorized personal shark deterrent device can get a $200 offer. In the last 12 months, shark fishing in the Port Macquarie-Hastings area led to the extinction of 75 Great white sharks. Surfers and people who are involved in Shark fishing should consider the lives of other living beings too.