Diver attacked by shark off Australia
- Published: 8 Oct 2013 at 21.44
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SYDNEY - A commercial diver suffered "substantial" injuries after being attacked by a shark off remote Western Australia, officials said Tuesday, with reports describing it as his second mauling in a decade.
The man, named in media reports as Greg Pickering, 55, was with a diving crew from the Southern Wild Abalone company when the shark struck off Poison Creek beach, east of the town of Esperance.
"Obviously, there has been some substantial injuries (as) with any encounter with a shark, but at this stage (the details are) still quite sketchy," the firm's owner Marcus Tromp told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
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