A 63-year-old woman was taken by a shark as she went for her morning swim with her husband and a group of friends. Christine Armstrong belonged to the local surf club and she swam the same Australian beach near home several times a week, according to NBC News on April 3.
The group was swimming when a shark was spotted in the water, it was seen by people on shore and by several members of the group Armstrong was with. The avid swimmer was making her way to the historic pier at Tathra Beach when her friends lost sight of her.
Armstrong was dragged off by the shark at this beach, which is about 260 miles south of Sidney. Police Inspector Jason Edmunds said that a shark was seen by several members of the group Armstrong was with, along with people up on the beach.
“We have a number of witnesses that saw the incident occur so it is fairly safe to say that a shark has taken her,” reports Edmunds. A little while after Armstrong went missing in the water partial human remains were found.
Armstrong had been swimming for the past 14 years at Tathra Beach, her family reports. They also said she was “an experienced and committed member of the surf club.”