Woman dies in second fatal shark attack in a week in Western Australia

June 6, 2016 06:55

An Australia woman diver was killed after being attacked by a large shark on Sunday, the second such fatality in less than a week off the Western Australian coast.

The 60-year-old woman was with her 43-year-old male diving partner in a dive spot off the Mindarie coast, about 40 km (30 miles) north of Perth, when she was attacked by a shark suspected to be more than five meters (16.4 feet) long.

"Approximately two kilometers off the mariner here behind me in Mindarie, between the one mile and three mile reefs, a man and woman were diving when the woman was taken by, or appears to have been taken, by a shark," Police Inspector Danny Mulligan said.

Three fisherman rescued the male diver and retrieved the woman's body.

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