Two Australians plucked from ocean as sharks circle
SYDNEY (AFP) - Two men were plucked from the ocean on Friday as sharks circled after being spotted by a television helicopter in a dramatic rescue involving five aircraft and five boats.
It came after three men failed to return Thursday after setting out in a fishing boat from Leeman, 270km north of Perth, sparking a search that covered 320 sq km of ocean.
One of the men later died after being taken ashore, while the other man was being treated for unspecified injuries, West Australian police said. The third man remains missing.
"We haven't spoken to the survivor yet and until then we don't know what happened," a police spokesman said.