Shark Kills US Diver in Australia It's the third fatal attack there in two months By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Oct 22, 2011 9:42 AM CDT 6 comments Comments File photo: A 9-foot great white shark swims off the coast near Chatham, Mass., in 2010. (AP Photo,Wendy Maeda, Pool) (Newser) – Australia may have a shark partial to humans on its hands: A great white killed a 32-year-old American diver today just 11 miles from where another fatal attack occurred 12 days ago, reports AP. The unidentified American, in the country on a work visa, was killed by the 10-foot shark off Rottnest Island near Perth. The earlier attack, on a 64-year-old swimmer, occurred at a nearby beach. Both attacks follow one in September when a shark killed a bodyboarder. That, too, happened in western Australia.