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Last Updated: Saturday April 26 2008 11:14 GMT

Man killed in US shark attack

Great White Shark

A man has been killed in the US after being attacked by a shark.

Dave Martin, 66, was attacked and killed on Friday while he was training for a triathlon, by what authorities think was a rare great white shark.

Eight miles of beaches were closed in California while authorities hunted for the shark.

Shark attacks are very rare - only one person was killed by a shark last year. Great white sharks don't swim in waters near Great Britain.