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Post by Guest on Mon 6 Jun - 15:10

She was originally from the UK, but had relocated 5 yrs ago to Australia; so this could have been posted in either or ...I just put it in this genre title!

While I get that people want to dive/swim/snorkel in these known regions of the ocean ...and she was a well versed diver too; you are entering the sharks eating habitat!  How does going out and just randomly killing another 'Great White' make any sense '?' ...there's no way of knowing that 'THAT' was the one that killed her ...hell for all that shark knew she looked like a seal!  
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[*]British grandmother killed by 17ft-long shark in Australia
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[*]Jonathan Pearlman,  in Sydney  
6 June 2016 • 11:33am  
A 60-year-old woman scuba diver killed by a 17ft-long shark in Australia has been named as Doreen Collyer, a British grandmother and university lecturer who migrated from England five years ago.
Mrs Collyer, an advanced open water diver who lectured in nursing at Western Australia’s Edith Cowan University, was killed instantly during a sudden attack on Sunday morning
Her regular dive partner said later he “felt something” in the water and rose to the surface to discover that Mrs Collyer had been mauled. 
The widely-respected nursing expert had previously lectured at the University of Chester and moved to Western Australia with her husband David from Chester, in Cheshire, five years ago.  
The pair have two children and a granddaughter.
Mr Collyer was driving out to meet his wife on Sunday at Mindarie beach, north of Perth, and learnt of her death when he arrived.
"Doreen was a beautiful person and everyone loved her,” he said. "She was a devoted grandmother, mother and loving wife.”
Tributes have flowed in on social media from Mrs Collyer’s university and students.
"RIP Doreen, you where an amazing lecturer, thank you for sharing your vast knowledge," one of her students wrote on Facebook.
Arshad Omari, Edith Cowan University’s acting vice chancellor, described Mrs Collyer as "a much loved and respected colleague, mentor and teacher".
“Having obtained an impressive record of senior clinical and lecturing experience in her native UK, upon migrating to Australia she made many valued contributions to ECU in the area of children and young people's nursing,” he said.
The attack occurred just twenty minutes after surf authorities warned in a tweet that they had spotted a shark in the area.
Mrs Collyer’s death was the second fatal shark attack off Australia’s west coast in less than a week. Last Tuesday, a 29-year-old had his leg bitten off while surfing at a beach south of Perth. He died in hospital three days later. 
Moments after the attack on Sunday, three men in a 17-foot boat rushed over to assist and spotted a shark which they said “was longer than their boat”. 
Authorities are hunting for the shark and have set baited trips in the area around Mindarie beach.
Mrs Collyer was a regular diver but had not been out in several weeks. 
Her diving partner, a 43-year-old male, said she was a “phenomenal diver”.
There has been a spate of shark attacks in Western Australia in recent years, which have left ten people dead since 2010.
The state trialled a controversial cull in 2014, in which authorities killed about 70 sharks.
Colin Barnett, the state’s premier, said he would not reintroduce the catch-and-kill measure because it failed to reduce the threat from deadly great white sharks.
“It wasn't successful in the sense of catching great whites," Mr Barnett said.
"The program was tried, it was divisive in the community ... but it did not work."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/06/british-grandmother-killed-by-17ft-long-shark-in-australia/



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Post by eddie on Mon 6 Jun - 15:14

People are always saying that sharks attacks are very rare and that sharks don't attack for no reason.

Bet it's a ghastly way to die.

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Post by nicko on Mon 6 Jun - 15:57

Read that sharks sometimes mistake the flippers on scuba divers for the flippers on Seals?
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Post by Original Quill on Mon 6 Jun - 16:00

For the time being they just want to interview the shark. Razz

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