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Muriwai Beach - fatal shark attack

Muriwai Beach - fatal shark attack

A man has died following a shark attack at Muriwai today.

Inspector Shawn Rutene said the man, aged in his 40s, was swimming 200m offshore north from Maori Bay to Muriwai at about 1.30pm when he was attacked by a shark. His injuries were fatal.

"Police and surf life savers went out in two IRBs and fired on the shark. It rolled over and disappeared."

The shark is thought to be about 12 -14 foot long.

Muriwai and surrounding beaches have been closed. This situation will be continually reassessed.

Police extend their deepest sympathy to the man's family.

ENDS

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