Shark fear grips West Oz
After the fifth fatal shark attack in 12 months, the Western Australian surfing and diving communities have been left reeling. The latest, on July 14 at Wedge Island, a popular vacation destination approximately 100 miles north of Perth, took the life of 24-year-old Benjamin Charles Linden.
The shark, reportedly a Great White estimated to be 16 to 24 feet in length, has been nicknamed "Brutus" because of his size and ominous presence in the area recently.
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