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Shark kills South African spear fisherman

Updated: June 6, 2005, 4:57 PM ET
Reuters — June 6, 2005

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — A South African spear fisherman has been killed by a shark after a struggle in which he and his partner attempted to fight it off with their spear guns, marine officials said on Monday.

Henri Murray, 22, was the second spear fisherman to be killed by a shark in South African waters in the past 19 months.

Media reported on Monday that Murray had attempted to fend the shark off with his spear gun, fighting it off twice before it snatched him in its jaws. ...

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