Tragic Incident at Muriwai

We are deeply saddened at the news of the shark incident at Muriwai earlier today that took the life of a swimmer. Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends.
Exact details of the incident remain unclear, but we hope this will change as the investigation continues. From what we know the incident occurred about 200 meters from shore and involved a single shark estimated to be around 12 feet in length, and a long distance swimmer. The shark species remains unidentified at this time. We understand police were quickly on the scene in a launch to recover the swimmer’s body. It is unclear whether the shark is still in the vicinity and the beach will remain closed for a few days while aerial searches are done.
This tragic event is a very rare occurrence in our waters, even though we know sharks to be present all year round.

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