Shark attack at Catalina Island, California, Usa

Shark attack details: Catalina Island, California, 10-Jun-2001
Date of attack: June 10th 2001
Location: Catalina Island, California
Shark species: 2.4 m to 3 m [8' to 10'] Great white shark
Name of victim: Bill McNair
Age of victim: 52 years old
Sex of victim: M
Activity: Spearfishing
Injury: No injury. Shark made threat display, then diver shot the shark PROVOKED INCIDENT

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