A New Zealand man was killed in a rare shark attack at a popular tourist beach on Wednesday, with police forced to shoot at the predator from a boat to retrieve the victim's body, officials said.
Illustration. A New Zealand man has been killed in a shark attack at a beach near Auckland, ambulance officers say.
The attack took place at Muriwai Beach, 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Auckland at about 1:30 pm (1230 GMT), police said, and is the first confirmed shark fatality in the country for more than 35 years.
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