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Dramatic Photos Of Police Desperately Attempting To Save Man From Shark Attack

Sadly, the victim had died by the time police arrived on the scene. A swimmer off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand was attacked and killed by a 14 foot shark, believed to be a Great White. He has been identified as 46-year-old Adam Strange. Despite being shot several times, police are uncertain if the shark is dead or alive.

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Police in inflatable rubber boats shoot at a shark off Muriwai Beach near Auckland, New Zealand, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, as they attempt to retrieve a body following a fatal shark attack. Police said a man was found dead in the water after being "bitten by a large shark.

Video Of The Shark And Eyewitness Accounts

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