Saturday, March 31, 2012

Peter Kurmann Killed by Great White whilst diving about 1600m off Stratham Beach in Geographe Bay, Australia

A FATHER-OF-TWO became Western Australia's latest fatal shark attack victim yesterday after a morning dive with his brother ended in tragedy.

Peter Kurmann, 32, from Vasse in the south-west, was diving about 1600m off Stratham Beach in Geographe Bay, when he was attacked by a 4m shark -- believed to be a great white pointer.

His heartbroken brother Gian said: "Our family has suffered a terrible loss. We have lost a son, a brother, a husband and a wonderful father. Words cannot express how we feel at this time, we are in mourning and wish you to respect our privacy."

He leaves behind his wife Debra, a respected Busselton councillor, and two young sons, Felix, 4, and Nicholas, 2.

A dark cloud has fallen over the tight-knit community, left reeling from the state's fourth fatal attack since September. Read More