46-year-old Adam Strange killed by shark off New Zealand

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Award-winning short film director Adam Strange was killed by a great white shark off the coast of New Zealand today, at Muriwai, a popular surfing beach near Auckland. Mr Strange, who has worked across the world, has made television commercials for companies such as Pepsi, Toyota and Samsung, and won a Crystal Bear award for best short film at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival, according to his company’s website. Rescue crews took an inflatable boat out and shot at the shark 20 times but it vanished below the surface. Read for instance Sky, The Australian, IB Times and CNN

“He was still alive, he put his head up, we called him to swim over the rock to where we were.

“He raised his hand up, and then while he was raising his hand up we saw another attack pull him in the water.”

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