British man, 57, killed by 14ft white shark in Australia

British man, 57, killed by 14ft white shark in Australia
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A British man identified as Paul Millachip has lost his life after being attacked by a 14-foot white shark in Western Australia.

The 57-year-old was bitten off the coast near Perth on Saturday morning – with his wife and adult children on the beach, Metro UK reports.

His wife, who asked for her name not to be published, explained: ‘It came out of the blue.

‘But it did happen, you just have to deal with it.’

When the shark attacked for a second time, the teenagers raced their boat and alerted other swimmers to get out of the water.

Police said earlier that the attack may have involved more than one shark, but witnesses said it appeared to be one four-and-a-half-metre (14ft) great white.

Officers added that there was an extensive marine search for the father-of-two, which turned up a pair of goggles believed to belong to him.

Western Australia premier Mark McGowan said: ‘A family is now grieving, a man has lost his life. It’s a terribly sad situation.’

Local beaches were also closed.

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