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Shark fear grips West Oz

Updated: July 20, 2012, 3:20 PM ET
By Jake Howard | ESPN.com

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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