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NZ shark

Police comfort a woman believed to be a family member of a man attacked by a shark at Muriwai Beach near Auckland, New Zealand, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Police said a man was found dead in the water after being "bitten by a large shark." (AP Photo/Ross Land)

New Zealand shark attack

A shark possibly 14 feet (4 meters) long killed a swimmer near a popular

New Zealand beach on Feb. 27, then disappeared after police

attempting to save the man fired gunshots at the enormous predator.