FATAL – 16 February 2011 — Perforated Island near Coffin Bay, South Australia – diver attacked

Peter Clarkson, 49, was killed when he was attacked by two

Peter Clarkson, abalone diver, killed in shark attack

Peter Clarkson, abalone diver, killed in shark attack

sharks, believed to be Great Whites, while surfacing after diving for abalone south of Perforated Island near Coffin Bay in South Australia. His body was not recovered.

The incident occurred on Wednesday 16 February 2011.

The attack was witnessed by the skipper of the boat, Howard Rodd to which he was returning.

A police spokesman was quoted as saying: “The diver came to the surface, and the skipper observed two sharks take [Clarkson] and pull him under the water.”

“There was nothing else sighted.”

He said it was reported that there was one large shark and one smaller shark in the attack.

Clarkson was an experience abalone diver. It was not known if he was wearing a shark shield electronic shark deterrent device, which it is known he had worn on previous dives.




The Advocate


PIC source:

WA Today – The Advocate


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