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Associated Press News

Associated Press News

Shark kills surfer in latest Western Australia attack

Another fatal shark attack in the waters off Western Australia has prompted beach closures and a catch and kill order.<p>A man in his 20s was pulled dead from the waters near Gracetown in the state's southwest about 9am on Saturday.<p>Eyewitnesses said the man's arm was missing and there was no sign of …

'I love you guys ...': shark attack victim Zac Young's last words

"It was the scariest thing I've ever been through," the devastated teenager said in Port Macquarie on Sunday. "I can't believe he's gone."<p>Lindsy said …

Surfer dies after having legs bitten off by shark

A surfer has died after being attacked by a shark at Australia's Campbells Beach, north of Sydney<p>Zac Young was surfing off the coast of New South Wales at Campbell’s Beach, with friend when he was bitten on both legs by a shark.<p>His friends helped him to fight the shark and he eventually broke free. …

I'm a surfer, but oppose culling sharks

In conversation with non-surfers, surfers will generally deny dwelling on the spectre of shark attack. They’ll blithely point out that there are plenty of other ways to die surfing, including drowning, impacts, hypothermia or, most commonly of all, driving to the beach. Most of these dangers, …

Shark attack: Port Macquarie mourns 19-year-old surfer

The death of 19-year-old Zac Young in a shark attack has left Port Macquarie, his NSW mid-north coast community, in mourning.<p>Young was surfing with friends at Riecks Point near Coffs Harbour on Saturday when a shark attacked him.<p>Despite his friends' efforts to struggle with the shark and drag Young …

NSW surfer Zac Young killed by three metre long tiger shark

A three-metre tiger shark was responsible for the attack that killed NSW surfer Zac Young, an expert says.<p>Marine biologist Amy Smoothey has completed a detailed forensic analysis of Young's wounds. The 19-year-old was attacked while surfing at Coffs Harbour on the NSW north coast on Saturday.<p>Dr …

Australian surfer unaware he had been bitten by a shark

An Australian surfer received an unusual diagnosis when he went to hospital with cuts to his right hand and a gash on his leg - shark attack.<p>The …