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Tue 21 Dec 2004

Father of killed boy says, don't kill sharks indiscriminately

Category : world

Nick Peterson fell off a surfboard that friends were towing behind a small boat about 300 metres (980 ft) offshore from West Beach, near Adelaide, south Australia on Thu 16 Dec 2004. Police and rescuers believe he was killed by a large (?5 metres) great white shark.

Police have been ordered to hunt and destroy the shark, but the father, Philip Peterson, said, "We don't advocate the indiscriminate killing of any shark," after visiting the scene where his son died. Readers comments were also insightful.

See BBC News link. Thanks to Beng YT.

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