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Shark bite kills Austrian tourist

February 26, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

An Austrian tourist died after being bitten by a shark while diving near the Bahamas in waters that had been baited with bloody fish parts to attract the predators.

Markus Groh, 49, a Vienna lawyer and diving enthusiast, was on a commercial dive trip when he was bitten about 50 miles off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.

Groh was airlifted to a hospital where he died.

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