A 15-year-old surfer killed by a shark off the coast of South Australia was a “standout” expertise, his membership has mentioned.
Khai Cowley died after being attacked by a suspected nice white whereas browsing together with his father on Thursday.
Seaview Street Board Riders mentioned he was the third-generation of his household to discover a house on the membership, following his grandfather and uncle, with all three successful awards at a current browsing competition.
Writing on Fb, it mentioned it was in a state of “disbelief and devastation” following Khai’s dying.
“You’ll reside on in our hearts and recollections,” its tribute added.
“We’ll all miss you a lot and can carry on shredding for you.”
The incident close to Ethel Seashore in Innes Nationwide Park, west of Khai’s hometown Adelaide, was the third lethal shark assault in waters off South Australia since Could.
Not like Khai, whose physique was dropped at shore, the opposite two victims had been by no means recovered.
State premier Peter Malinauskas mentioned this yr’s deadly assaults had been “startling and of concern”, given there had solely been eight within the earlier 22 years.
Adelaide-based shark professional Andrew Fox mentioned the rise this yr was exhausting to clarify, however that overcast situations like these at Ethel Seashore on Thursday can embolden the animals to assault.
The one different deadly shark assault in Australia this yr was in a river in Perth in February, when a bull shark killed a 16-year-old girl.