It was just like a scene out of “Jaws” when a 14-foot shark pulled a swimmer under the water to his death. According to Yahoo News on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 the shark was shot at by police, who were attempting to retrieve the swimmer's body, but the sea creature just disappeared beneath the water.
After this enormous predator killed the swimmer, Muriwai Beach near Auckland was closed. This fatal shark attack was one of about only a dozen in the past 180 years, as these attacks are rare.
Video: Check out the video here or to the left of this article of police going after the shark that just killed a man.
A man fishing witnessed the swimmer's struggle with the huge shark that had him in his grips. He told the man to “swim to the rocks,” but it was too late. Pio Mose said “all of a sudden there was blood everywhere." Mose started to panic and was shaking from the fright of seeing this attack.
Law enforcement officials said the man was about 650 feet away from shore when the shark attacked. Police jumped into the inflatable surf-lifesaving boats to get out to the man and shoot the shark, which they say was 12-14 feet long. The police say they shot the shark and it just rolled over and disappeared.
The man killed in this fatal shark attack was 46-year-old Adam Strange, who was a short film director.