It appears that Adam Strange, the movie director who was killed by a great white shark, may have been swimming through a pack of these predators feeding when he was attacked. Police needed to shoot a shark while trying to retrive Strange’s body, as the sharks were in a feeding frenzy, according to Couriermail.com on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.
Family and friends of Strange gathered at the sight of his attack today, consoling one another about their loss. Adam was swimming about 650 feet off-shore of a New Zealand beach when witnesses saw him struggle while in the grips of a great white shark.
Video: Check out then video here or to the left of the article. The authorities and rescue workers shoot the shark in this video.
One witness yelled to him right before his attack to “swim to the rocks,” but it was too late, as soon as he said the words, the area of the ocean where Strange was swimming turned red from blood. There was a lot of blood, the witness said.
Rescue personal jumped into inflatable surf riding boats to get to Strange, but they were too late to save him. They retrieved his body, but they had to shoot the shark first. Authorities say they shot the shark and it turned over and disappeared.
Adam Strange, his wife Meg and his young daughter were popular in their community, so the death of Strange upset a good portion of the town. Strange was described as a “good water man” who frequented this beach, so much so, that the lifeguards who tried to save him, knew him well.
The sharks are believed to have left the area, as officials continue to scan the ocean water off the beach. They’ve not seen anymore signs of the monster predators. The shark that had Strange in a fatal grip was estimated by officials to be 12 to 14 feet long.