Thursday, December 08, 2005

Inquest proves great white shark atttack

A coronal inquest into the death of a 26-year-old man in mid-west Western Australia has found the man died by accident as a result of a great white shark attack.

The inquest heard that Geoffrey Brazier was working as a skipper on the maiden voyage of a luxury charter vessel when he was taken by a shark at the Abrolhos Islands in March this year.
A witness to the attack, Rodney Plug, told the inquest the shark was at least six metres long.
Coroner Stephen Sharratt that there was no spear fishing, bait or berley in nearby waters that could have attracted the shark.


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