This is so so sad!!
Adam Strange, a 46-year-old filmmaker and father-of-one was killed when he was attacked by a Great White off the coast of New Zealand.
Auckland's Muriwai Beach is a popular tourist spot and was crowded on the day that a huge shark pulled Adam under water.
He was swimming in the ocean when a large shark suddenly attacked him.
All the blood in the water lead to three other sharks coming over and joining in on the attack.
Police were called and went out on boats and even a helicopter to try and shoot the sharks who were currently attacking Adam.
A man fishing on some rocks only 50 yards away saw the whole thing, saying:
"He was still alive. He put his head up. We called him to swim over the rock to where we were. He raised his hand up and then while he was rising his hand up we saw another attack and pull him in the water. He came back up. His head was on the water… then we notice he was already dead."
It has been estimated that only about 12 to 14 people have been killed by sharks in New Zealand since the 1830s when they started keeping records.
So this is a freak and tragic occurrence.
His family is in our thoughts and hearts.
[Image via Brocken Inaglory/Wikimedia Commons.]
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