Saturday, February 8, 2014

Spearfisherman Killed in Shark Attack Off South Australia

Spearfisherman killed in shark attack off South Australia
A 28-year-old Adelaide man was killed in a shark attack while spearfishing off the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia.  The attack occurred on Saturday February 8, 2014 at around noon.

The victim was spearfishing with a group of seven friends at Goldsmith Beach ahead of a spearfishing competition, the York Peninsula Classic, which was set to be held in the area on Sunday.

His friends witnessed the attack and saw him dragged away by the shark. They searched for the victim but were unable to find him and then notified authorities at around 1:00pm.

Authorities initiated a large scale search by were unable to find any trace of the man and the search was called off at dark.  They will resume the search Sunday morning at 8:00am.

News Accounts:
•SA shark attack: Adelaide spear fisherman killed off Yorke Peninsula - 7 News
•Man feared dead after SA shark attack - The Australian
•Witnesses saw fatal shark attack on diver off Goldsmith Beach, south of Edithburgh on Yorke Peninsula - The Advertiser News
•Man missing, feared dead after shark attack off SA coast - Sydney Morning Herald
Photo is video screenshot