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Aussie authorities hunt shark that killed American

14.03.2012 From our online archive
Shark hunters have set baited hooks off the southwest Australian coast hoping to catch a great white that killed an American recreational diver

(AP) Shark hunters have set baited hooks off the southwest Australian coast hoping to catch a great white that killed an American recreational diver.

Department of Fisheries manager Tony Cappelluti says officers set six lines with hooks off the tourist haven of Rottnest Island where witnesses saw a 10-foot (3-meter) great white shark take the 32-year-old man on Saturday.

Police will release the man's name later on Sunday.

Scientists have warned against an overreaction to the third fatal shark attack off Australia's southwest coast in less than two months. Australia averages fewer than two fatal shark attacks a year.