A third diver, an American, has been killed by a rogue great white shark off the coast of Australia. Three divers have been tragically attacked and killed in the same waters within the past seven weeks forcing authorities to issue a catch to kill order.
The 32-year-old diver was alone underwater when attacked and killed, but two friends were waiting for him in a boat above. They estimated the shark to be around 9.8 feet long.
Is this the same killer shark? Is there more than one shark taking aim on divers? Authorities obviously believe that the killer is one shark, and they want to make sure he isn't able to strike again. They will attempt to capture the great white shark and kill it in order to protect the public and put an end to its deadly killing spree.
In an eerie coincidence, the shark seems to kill on cloudy days, which makes one think twice about swimming in the ocean on such a day. As Western Australia Police Sgt. Gerry Cassidy said:
It's a cloudy old day today which is the same as we had the other day with Cottesloe, and they're the conditions that sharks love.
Even though great white sharks are a protected species in Australia, an exception is made when there is a clear and present danger. Obviously, the shark that is haunting the waters off the Australian coast is a clear and very present danger. Will he be caught before there is another tragedy?
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