A 28-year-old was spear fishing at the popular Goldsmith beach, south of Edithburgh on the Yorke Peninsula, when he was attacked by a shark, police were told by witnesses.
Authorities spent yesterday afternoon searching for the man, after his friends failed to locate him, but no trace of the man has been found.
“Witnesses saw the shark take him so it’s suspected that he died from a fatal shark attack,” a police spokesman said.
It’s understood the victim was a teacher from Adelaide, taking part in spearfishing competition.
An 8-foot shark was reportedly spotted in the water following the attack.
No further information was available.