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Body of surfer missing after suspected fatal shark attack off coast of South Australia

Police in South Australia are searching for the body of a surfer who is believed to have been killed in a fatal shark attack on Tuesday.

The 55-year-old man was surfing around 10:20 a.m. near Granites Beach, south of Streaky Bay on the Eyre Peninsula, when witnesses reported seeing a shark attack the man, South Australia Police said in a statement.

Witnesses said the man was out with about 12 other surfers when the shark clenched him in its jaws.

“(The shark) grabbed him, pulled him back down, brought him back up, pulled him back down again,” the witness told 7News in Australia.

“Anyone who is going to be surfing or taking to the water in this area really does need to be aware of the risks and I think, in the main, most people are,” police Superintendent Paul Bahr told the Australian Broadcasting Company.

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