Less than a week after a surfer was fatally mauled in a shark attack south of the city, a 60-year-old female diver has been found dead in the northern Australian city of Perth after she was attacked by another large shark.
Police Inspector Danny Mulligan told reporters the woman was diving with a 43-year-old man at a popular spot in Mindarie about 11.50am on Sunday when she was mauled.
“The man said that he felt something go past him and he turned around,” Mulligan said. “He didn’t see the shark at that stage but he felt it better to surface.
“When he surfaced, he saw a commotion in the water.
“Another boat arrived to pull him out of the water and then it was noticed that the lady had suffered some severe and fatal injuries.”
The other boat got between the uninjured male diver and the shark, and the man was then able to get back into his own boat and pull the woman from the water.
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