Timeline of shark attacks along the Western Australian coast

Since 2000, 15 people have been killed in shark attacks off the WA coast.

April 17, 2017: Laeticia Brouwer, 17, died while surfing a break near Esperance with her father. She was bitten in the leg by a suspected great white shark.

June 5, 2016: Doreen Collyer, 60, died while diving a kilometre out from Mindarie Marina between One and Three Mile reefs. The Edith Cowan University lecturer was attacked by a large great white. Witnesses said the shark was bigger than their 5-metre boat.

May 31, 2016: Ben Gerring, 29, died after having his leg severed and being dragged under water twice by a great white shark at Falcon Beach around 4pm at a break he had surfed since he was a teenager.

December 29, 2014: Jay Muscat, 17, from Albany, died after being bitten by what is believed to have been a 4-5 metre great white shark while spear fishing off Cheynes Beach, about 65 kilometres east of Albany.

November 23, 2013: Surfer Chris Boyd, 35, was killed by a shark in waters off Gracetown in WA's South West.

July 14, 2012: Passionate young surfer Ben Linden was killed by a great white shark off Wedge Island, near Lancelin, north of Perth.

March 31, 2012:Peter Kurmann, 33, died after an attack while diving off Stratham Beach, between Busselton and Bunbury.

October 22, 2011:George Thomas Wainwright, a 32-year-old man from the US, was killed after being bitten by a great white shark while diving off Rottnest Island.

October 10, 2011:Bryn Martin, 64, was likely taken by a great white shark after he was last seen about 350 metres from the shore heading out to sea on his daily swim at Cottesloe Beach.

September 4, 2011:Kyle James Burden, 21, was killed while on his body board at Bunker Bay, near Dunsborough.

August 17, 2010:Nick Edwards died after a shark attacked him while he was surfing near Gracetown.

December 27, 2008: Fisherman Brian Guest was taken by a great white while snorkelling at Port Kennedy.

March 19, 2005: Luxury boat skipper Geoffrey Brazier, 26, died when a shark bit him in half near the Abrolhos Islands.

July 11, 2004: Surfer Brad Smith, 29, died in a shark attack while surfing a popular reef off Gracetown in WA's Margaret River region.

November 6, 2000: Businessman and father of three Ken Crew, 49, died after his leg was torn off by what fisheries officers believe was a four-metre great white shark.

The story Timeline of shark attacks along the Western Australian coast first appeared on WA Today.

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