Surfer killed in Western Australia shark attack

Emergency teams near Wedge Island Credit: Reuters

Police in Western Australia state are searching for the remains of a surfer who is thought to have been killed by a shark. The attack happened near Wedge Island, an area popular with families, 99 miles north of Perth.

Matt Holmes who was on a jet ski nearby said he witnessed the attack: "I was towing my mate on the back of the jet-ski and just in front of us saw a guy get attacked by a shark.

And I just took my mate to the shore and went straight out and there was just blood everywhere and a massive, massive white shark circling the body to half the torso that was left. And I reached to grab the body and the shark came at me on the jet-ski and tried to knock me off."

It's the fifth fatal attack off Western Australia since September.