It is believed a shark took swimmer Bryn Martin, 64, while he was swimming off Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia on Monday morning 10 October 2011. He disappeared while taking his regular early morning swim. His body has not been recovered.
His bathing costume was recovered with bite marks consistent with a 3-metre great white shark, according to press reports.
At the time of this blog post police were searching for his body and had classified it as a recovery operation, rather than a rescue operation.
Martin was last seen by a friend swimming out past the pylon in front of the Indiana Tea Rooms at about 8am on Monday morning. He was a couple of hundred metres offshore when he disappeared.
Further details are awaited.