Man Who Fought For Protection of Sharks Dragged Off By Great White

December 29, 2008

Australia (ChattahBox) – In a strange and tragic event, 51 year old Brian Guest, a long time activist for the protection of sharks, was killed by a Great White as he hunted for crabs with his 24 year old son, Daniel.

Guest had been snorkeling 30 meters off of the coast of Port Kennedy when a shark attacked, taking him under. His son and other witnesses heard the screams, as the shark rolled over in the water with the body of a man in its jaws in a horror scene described by witnesses, as the water around the shark turned red, and Guest disappeared. His tattered wet suit was found a few hours later.

There were other reports of attempted shark attacks in Sydney, and although no one else was hurt, it caused most of the beaches in the area to be shut down as a precaution.

This is the second shark related death in Australia in 2008, after a 16 year old surfer was attacked and died from his injuries .

Tragically, as well a ironically, a statement was written on the website ‘Western Angler’ in 2004 by Brian Guest that seemed to predict this horrible event:

“I have always had an understanding with my wife that if a shark or ocean accident caused my death then so be it, at least it was doing what I wanted. Every surfer, fisherman and diver has far more chance of being killed by bees, drunk drivers, teenage car thieves and lightning. Every death is a tragedy – regardless of the cause – but we have no greater claim to use of this earth than any of the other creatures [we] share it with.”


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