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Another Shark death in Western Australia

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It's probably easier just to follow the link than make me type.

 

(*added text from 9 news website)

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An experienced recreational scuba diver was doing what he loved when he was killed by a white shark off Western Australia's southern coast.

Gary Johnson had just suited up and entered the water when he was attacked about 1pm on Sunday near Cull Island, close to West Beach in Esperance.

His partner Karen Milligan put out the mayday alert to local boaties and was taken to Esperance Hospital to be treated for shock.

"I raced out and we found a couple of flippers and a sleeve in the water, basically that was about it," Glenn Quinlivan told reporters.

Gary Johnson had only just jumped in the water when he was savaged by a great white shark.

Gary Johnson was attacked by a shark in WA while his partner Karen Milligan watched in horror. 

Esperance Shire president Ian Mickel told AAP Mr Johnson was well liked in the community, particularly among divers.

"It's sad to lose a person, whether they are a local or a visiting person," he said on Monday.

"It's a real shock to know a person as experienced as Gary has lost his life while he was doing what he loved."

Gary Johnson was an experienced diver. 

 

Wife of WA shark victim Gary Johnson thanks teams searching for her husband

Long-time friend Jaimen Hudson told AAP he was heartbroken for Mr Johnson's family.

"Gary would always ask me about my family and I would do the same. He was just a genuinely really great guy," Mr Hudson said. 

"I couldn't believe it when I found out. It's a terrible tragedy.

"He dived every good weather day when he wasn't working."

It is understood Mr Johnson was a member of the Esperance Dive Club and worked for a local farming machinery retailer.

The search for his body resumed on Monday morning with specialist divers from the Water Police scouring the area again.

They are being supported by Marine Rescue WA volunteers and a Fisheries patrol vessel crew.

Water users are being urged to tale extra caution and report any shark sightings.

The Shire of Esperance has installed shark warning signs from West Beach to Twilight Beach.

WA has now had 16 fatal shark attacks since 2000.

 

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RIP Mr. Johnson.  Condolences to his friends and family.

That first picture from the link on that page looks almost exactly like the South Shore of Massachusetts.  

Makes you wonder why Great White Sharks love our waters so much here in Massholia.....don't it?

 

 

 

 

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I found the line....

"I raced out and we found a couple of flippers and a sleeve in the water, basically that was about it," Glenn Quinlivan told reporters.

A little bit disturbing for the general reader.  I guess it was delivered with frankness.      

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Any word on how the shark is faring?

He should have quite the upset stomach swallowing all that neoprene *That stuff isn't fit for consumption,  and the suit just tastes bad.

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That’s not right

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On 1/7/2020 at 6:54 AM, dena said:

Any word on how the shark is faring?

He should have quite the upset stomach swallowing all that neoprene* That stuff isn't fit for consumption,  and the suit just tastes bad.

Yeah, you think about it, people are the last thing they should be eating, especially with most folks on drugs or prescription pills these days. What happens if a shark eats a person, and gets addicted to prescription pills?

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1 min ago, fishhappy said:

Yeah, you think about it, people are the last thing they should be eating, especially with most folks on drugs or prescription pills these days. What happens if a shark eats a person, and gets addicted to prescription pills?

i'm sure some Marine Doctor can ink it a script

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