Australia: Sydney hunts for white shark that killed swimmer
Australian authorities are searching for the white shark that killed a man in Sydney’s first fatal attack in 59 years.
Most of the city’s beaches were shut on Thursday with swimmers banned from the water after Wednesday’s attack.
Authorities say the male victim was mauled by a white shark just off Little Bay in east Sydney.
Officials have not yet identified the man. He had been swimming just offshore in choppy waters.
Shark attacks in Sydney are uncommon because the city has long had nets and other deterrents in its waters.
On Thursday, surf lifesavers on jet skis patrolled a 25km (15.5 mile) stretch of water from Bondi in the city’s east to Cronulla in the south to find the shark. Authorities are also using helicopters and drones.