Police search for man attacked by shark off southern Australia while spear fishing

A man has been killed by a shark while spear fishing off the south Australian coast.

South Australia state police say in a statement the 28-year-old was part of a group spear fishing off Yorke Peninsula, west of the state capital of Adelaide, when witnesses reported seeing a shark attack him at midday Saturday.

Police and emergency services crews are searching the area around Goldsmith Beach with boats and helicopters, but so far have found no trace of the man.