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Originally posted by Hellmutt in this post
"Monster shark" kills diver near Cape Town.
'Monster' shark spotted in False Bay waters
June 06 2005
The shark believed to have cut short the life of Durbanville medical student Henri Murray on Saturday, was spotted in False Bay on Sunday, dragging a fishing buoy.
Murray, 22, had been spear-fishing 150 metres offshore of Miller's Point for about an hour with Van Niekerk, 23, when, at 3.45pm, a Great White shark tried to get at him from below. He shouted to Van Niekerk, 10m away, to swim to shore, but his friend instead came to help him.
Murray managed to evade the Great White twice, but on its third attempt, the shark took him, breached and pulled him under. Van Niekerk, a few metres away, fired his speargun at the shark in the hope it would leave Murray, but to no avail.
Grant Munro, who saw the incident from a bungalow in the caravan park, said: "The shark was a massive thing, probably five metres long. It lifted him out of the water, and disappeared within seconds."
The attack on Murray was the second in the Western Cape in three months.
There have been more than 70 attacks, eight of them fatal, off the Western Cape since 1990.
A helicopter and speed boat scan the waters at Miller's Point, near Cape Town, where a student was killed by a great white shark on Saturday. Photo: Cape Times
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Friend tries to rescue shark-attack victim (from June 05 2005)
Why go diving in waters where there are sharks in the first place? Stupid