Second Australian teenager killed in new shark attack

Updated: 2014-12-30 10:14


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SYDNEY - Another Australian teenager has been attacked and killed in a shark attack.

Jay Muscat, 17, was spear fishing on Monday with a friend in waters near the Western Australian town of Albany in the south of the state when a white pointer mauled his leg.

The shark then approached his friend, but did not attack him.

It was the 15th shark attack in Western Australia since 2010, 10 of them fatal.

The latest attack came two weeks after the fatal savaging of another young man on the other side of country.

Leg, groin and arm of Daniel Smith, 18, were mauled while he was spear fishing off the world renowned tourist town of Port Douglas in Queensland.