Aussie Dies After Shark Bites Off Legs

Officials still searching for killer shark, bodyboarder's limbs
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2011 9:12 AM CDT
A Great White Shark is seen in the Indian Ocean near the town of Gans Bay on July 8, 2010 in Gansbaai, South Africa.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – An Australian bodyboarder met a gruesome end today when a shark attacked, biting off his legs and killing him as some 30 other surfers lingered in the water in western Australia. Authorities closed the beach near Dunsborough immediately, and are still searching for the shark, reports the AP. "We had some sharks spotted far out at sea a few months ago, but they never come this close to the shore," says a local. Click for more on a Great White sighting in San Diego.

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