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Sydney afraid to go back in water after first fatal shark bite ...

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Sydney afraid to go back in water after first fatal shark bite in 60 years

Experts believe a white shark of at least three metres in length was responsible for the attack

Renju Jose and Jill Gralow

Several Sydney beaches, including the iconic Bondi and Bronte, were shut down on Thursday after a swimmer was killed in a shark attack, the first such fatality at the city’s beaches in nearly 60 years.

Drum lines, which are used to bait sharks, have been set up near the attack site while drones have been deployed as officials search to see if the shark is still in the area.

A video shared online showed a shark attacking a person on Wednesday afternoon off Little Bay Beach, about 20km south of Australia’s largest city and near the entrance to Botany Bay. Police have not yet disclosed the identity of the swimmer...

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