TODAY   |  February 27, 2013

New Zealand man killed in shark attack

A 47-year-old husband and father was attacked and killed by a massive shark in Auckland as he was swimming 650 feet from the shore. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

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>>> a popular new zealand beach has been closed after a rare and deadly shark attack . police say a 47-year-old local man was swimming off beach when the shark, estimated to be about 14 feet long, attacked.

>> he just shout out, shark! and the next moment we saw him like rolling around. there was blood everywhere on the water.

>> experts say the shark was likely a great white. it was eventually scared away by police gunfire.