SYDNEY:- A great white shark was captured and died off a West Australian beach on Thursday, in the same area where a surfer lost his leg in a shark attack two days earlier. The shark was caught on a drum line set by Fisheries officers near Falcon Bay Beach, south of Perth, and later died on the line and was dumped out at sea, local TV reported. The great white was seen in the same area where Australian Ben Gerring, 29, had been surfing on Tuesday when a shark bit off one of his legs. Sharks attacked a record 98 people in 2015, researchers said in an annual global report published in February.–Reuters

  Gerring remained in critical condition in a Perth hospital, local media said. The beach in Mandurah has been closed since the attack.