Man dies in NZ shark attack

People grieve outside the Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club after a swimmer died in a fatal shark attack at Muriwai Beach on February 27, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images
People grieve outside the Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club after a swimmer died in a fatal shark attack at Muriwai Beach on February 27, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images
People grieve outside the Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club after a swimmer died in a fatal shark attack at Muriwai Beach on February 27, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

People grieve outside the Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club after a swimmer died in a fatal shark attack at Muriwai Beach on February 27, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

People grieve outside the Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club after a swimmer died in a fatal shark attack at Muriwai Beach on February 27, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

People grieve outside the Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club after a swimmer died in a fatal shark attack at Muriwai Beach on February 27, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

People grieve outside the Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club after a swimmer died in a fatal shark attack at Muriwai Beach on February 27, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

People grieve outside the Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club after a swimmer died in a fatal shark attack at Muriwai Beach on February 27, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

People grieve outside the Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club after a swimmer died in a fatal shark attack at Muriwai Beach on February 27, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

People grieve outside the Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club after a swimmer died in a fatal shark attack at Muriwai Beach on February 27, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

Police Inspector Shawn Rutene speaks to media outside the Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club after a swimmer died in a fatal shark attack at Muriwai Beach on February 27, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

Police Inspector Shawn Rutene speaks to media outside the Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club after a swimmer died in a fatal shark attack at Muriwai Beach on February 27, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

 Muriwai Volunteer Lifeguard Service chairman Tony Jago speaks to media outside the Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club after a swimmer died in a fatal shark attack at Muriwai Beach on February 27, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

Muriwai Volunteer Lifeguard Service chairman Tony Jago speaks to media outside the Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club after a swimmer died in a fatal shark attack at Muriwai Beach on February 27, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

Police Inspector Shawn Rutene speaks to media outside the Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club after a swimmer died in a fatal shark attack at Muriwai Beach on February 27, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

Police Inspector Shawn Rutene speaks to media outside the Muriwai Surf Lifesaving Club after a swimmer died in a fatal shark attack at Muriwai Beach on February 27, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

Police speak to media and grieving people in Auckland after a man was killed in a New Zealand shark attack.

The victim was a local Muriwai man who was swimming several hundred metres from the shore at the time of the attack.