Shark kills Australian diver

A memorial service at Bunker Bay, WA, last September for shark attack victim Kyle Burden. [ABC]
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A memorial service at Bunker Bay, WA, last September for shark attack victim Kyle Burden. [ABC]

Last Updated: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 15:30:00 +1100

A man diving off Western Australia has been killed by a shark, in the fourth fatal attack in the state since late last year.

The victim was diving with his brother south of Stratham near Busselton, about 200 kilometres south of the capital, Perth, in the early morning.

The attack comes 10 days after a surfer was bitten by a shark on the Gold Coast - on the other side of the country - after he fell off his board and landed on the predator.

A man has been killed by a shark in Western Australia.


Disappeared


Last September, 21-year-old body boarder, Kyle Burden, was killed by a shark in Bunker Bay, Western Australia.

Then a man disappeared off Perth's Cottesloe Beach and it was presumed he was taken by a shark.

Less than two weeks later, another man was killed by a shark off Rottnest Island.

Those deaths prompted the state government to spend millions on aerial and beach patrols as well as a special shark response unit.

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