Film Director Killed in Shark Attack

A short swim ended in tragedy Wednesday when award-winning short-film director Adam Strange was killed in a shark attack off the coast of New Zealand. Strange, 46, was swimming just 200 yards offshore when a shark, estimated to be 12 to 14 feet long, grabbed him. Lifeguards and police hurried to the scene in inflatable rescue boats and shot the shark, which “rolled over and disappeared,” but it was too late to save him, according to a police statement. He is survived by a wife and a baby daughter. Shark attacks are rare in New Zealand, with only 48 confirmed cases, just eight of them fatal, since 1852.