Shark Kills Kiwi Swimmer

New Zealand Shark Attack

Lifeguards try to scare away a shark off the coast of New Zealand.

Shark Presumed To Be A Great White Kills Kiwi Swimmer

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The family of the man killed in a shark attack at Muriwai Beach on Auckland’s west coast say they are “in deep shock.” Husband and father of one Adam Strange died after being attacked while swimming from Maori Bay around a headland into Muriwai, around 200m offshore.

“The family are grieving the loss of a glorious and great father, husband and friend,” a family said in a statement to ONE News. The award winning commercials and short film director was a local. On his website he wrote about his love of the outdoors.

“When I get a spare five minutes, I like to make a fruit smoothy, surf some big waves out on the West Coast, point my skis down a mountain with Meg, haul my mountain bike up and down a few hills, drink some Pinot while scratching away at a film script,” it says on his website.

Witnesses tell of attack
Fisherman Pio Mosie said he was sitting on the rocks and had watched a man swim past him before the attack happened. “He yelled out ‘a shark!’ and we looked up and there was blood everywhere and the shark was attacking him,” he told TV ONE’s Seven Sharp. “Then the shark stopped and we yelled at him to swim to the rock, and he raised his hand up, but as soon as he raised his hand up the shark pulled him down. When he came up his head was down and now we know he was dead.”

Mosie said he saw the attack unfold from around 50 metres away, and as blood covered the sea more sharks started swimming around the area.

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