SYDNEY: A 35-year-old British diving instructor has been recognized as the particular person killed in a shark attack off a Sydney seaside, Australian media reported on Friday (Feb 18), as officers reopened a number of seashores after town’s first fatal attack in 60 years.
Simon Nellist, who moved to Australia about six years in the past, was killed on Wednesday off Little Bay seaside, about 20 km (12 miles) south of Australia’s largest metropolis whereas coaching for a weekend charity swim occasion, experiences stated, citing his pals.
Nellist, a former UK Royal Air Force serviceman, was a member of town’s scuba diving membership and a daily swimmer on the seaside. Police haven’t but formally recognized the victim.
Authorities have arrange drumlines, that are used to bait sharks, close to the attack web site, whereas drones and helicopters have been looking to see if the shark was nonetheless within the space.