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Man killed in shark attack off Western Australia state

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Posted at 6:06 AM, Jan 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-05 06:06:58-05

PERTH — A man has been killed by a shark while diving near Esperance off the coast of Western Australia state.

The attack happened as the man was diving from a boat at Cull Island off Esperance just after 1 p.m. Sunday.

His body has not been found.

The Department of Primary Industries confirmed the attack, saying “a man received fatal injuries after being bitten by a reported white shark.”

Police said a woman aboard the boat was treated for shock.