Australia Hunts Killer Shark

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Shark hunters set hooks off Australia's southwest coast Sunday, hoping to catch a great white shark that killed an American recreational diver.

Thirty-two-year-old George Wainwright, from Texas, was savaged by a meter-long shark during a dive Saturday off Perth's Rottnest Island.

Fisheries officials immediately issued a kill order for the shark and ordered all beaches in the area closed.

Police said Wainwright had been in Australia for several months on a work visa.

The fatal attack was the third in the area since early September.