A shark killed film director Adam Strange in New Zealand Wednesday (Feb. 27). As the shark kills the film director, tragic photos from the incident show police trying to save him by firing gunshots into the water. According to a report on the attack, Strange was swimming about 650 feet offshore when the shark attacked. Estimates at the scene stated the shark was between 12-14 feet long and that it could have been a great white.
In many of the early stories about this tragedy, the name of the man who had suffered the shark attack was not being released. it was only later that officials told reporters that it was Strange, who has been a television and short film director during his career. The attack led to the beach being shut down for the time being and it is being called just one of about a dozen fatal attacks that New Zealand has reported over the past 180 years.
Experts continue to say that most sharks will ignore people and that ninety-nine percent of the time swimmers are safe among them. Those statistics won't bring any solace to the family that Strange leaves behind though, especially those that were there with him. As for the shark, authorities on scene believe that it was shot, but it may have escaped after the police officers opened on fire. The beach where the attack took place and the surrounding areas have been closed until further notice.
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