Australian man killed by shark

By Sid Astbury

Sydney (dpa) – A 31-year-old Australian was killed by a shark

 Tuesday as he surfed in the early morning near Gracetown, 270

 kilometres south of the west coast city of Perth.

    Despite the severity of his injuries, the local man made it back

 to the beach and an ambulance was called.

    He was pronounced dead at Margaret River Hospital.

    “We got a call from someone who saw a fellow lose his board but

 then lost sight of the guy,” Gracetown shop owner Cassandra Fisher

 told national broadcaster ABC. “I did go down there and actually saw

 the shark in the water myself.”

    Six years ago another local surfer was taken by a shark at