Australian authorities are looking for the nice great white shark, with swimmers illegal from the water and most town beaches shut once Wednesday’s attack.
Mr Nellist – who was a diving teacher – was mauled by an excellent white shark just off very little Bay in east Sydney. He was a member of the city’s skin-dive Social Club and a daily swimmer at the beach, BBC instructor correspondent Shaimaa Khalil reports.
A Great Britain ministry voice aforesaid diplomat employees were to bear with New South Wales Police. “We are supporting the family of a British man and our thoughts area unit with them at this tough time,” the interpreter aforesaid.
Shark attacks in Sydney are uncommon as a result of town has long had nets and different deterrents in its waters.
On Thursday, surf lifesavers on jet skis patrolled a 25km (15.5 mile) stretch of water from Bondi within the city’s east to Cronulla within the south to seek out the shark. Authorities are victimization helicopters and drones.
The government aforesaid its shark specialists had calculable the predator to be an excellent great white shark “at least 3 metres” long supported footage of the incident taken by a member of the general public.
Several passers-by who witnessed the scene have delineate a vicious and frenzied attack.
“[The person] was swimming and a shark came and attacked [them] vertically,” crease Linto told 9 News.