Perth shark attack victim identified as Edith Cowan University's Doreen Collyer


Grandmother Doreen Collyer, 60, who is originally from Chester, Cheshire, has died after a shark attack off the coast of Perth, Australia, yesterday

Grandmother Doreen Collyer, 60, who is originally from Chester, Cheshire, has died after a shark attack off the coast of Perth, Australia, yesterday

The husband of a British grandmother killed by a great white shark while diving off the Australian coast found out she was dead after seeing helicopters circling overhead as he drove to pick her up.

University lecturer Doreen Collyer, 60, who is originally from Chester, Cheshire, was diving at a reef off Mindarie Beach, about 35 kilometres north of Perth, when she was attacked yesterday.

Her husband David had been driving to the beach to meet her and her diving companion, John, when he saw helicopters hovering overhead. He arrived at the boat yard to be told by paramedics that his ‘loving wife’ had been killed by a shark described as being ‘bigger than an 18ft boat’.

Paying tribute to his ‘beautiful wife’ today, Mr Collyer said the…



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