The ’14ft Great White Shark’ killed a British father as he floated off the Western Australian coast while his wife, a helpless swimmer, watched.

Paul Millachip, 57, was set upon by the Great White while swimming at a beach in North Fremantle in Perth on Saturday morning around 10am according to several eye-witnesses.

However, it was revealed that Perth police have begun investigating additional accounts to show that Millachip was also attacked and bitten by a Tiger shark. He was then pulled underwater.

According to one witness, he was horrified at the dragging of Millachip under his feet. “I watched the man in distress as he struggled to get out of the water. Then there was an explosion with a tinny,” said one witness. [metal dinghy]He said that they had seen him only once and that they were the last to see him again. 

Thirl Millachip was the wife of Mr Millachip. Thirl Millachip said her husband, who had been married for 32 years, died doing what he liked most: exercising. 

Paul: Rest in Peace. He was doing what he liked the most when he died.

“He was an amazing man and father. He loved to exercise.

Port Beach saw a large effort to find the pair of swim goggles. Yesterday evening, the search was ended.    

Paul Millachip, aged 57, was with his wife Thirl (59). He was at Port Beach, North Fremantle. A Great White shark attacked Mr Millachip off the coast Perth, Australia.

It emerged this morning that Perth police are investigating further accounts that Millachip was also attacked by a Tiger shark, which joined in the frenzy after the Great White's initial assault, before he was pulled under the water (pictured: police and sea rescue vessels searching for Millachip on Saturday)

This morning, it was revealed that Perth police were investigating additional accounts. Millachip was attacked by the Tiger shark after his initial attack. He was then pulled under water. (pictured: Police and rescue boats searching for Millachip Saturday).

The Great White shark, arguably the most well-known shark species, is the world's largest predatory fish and grow to an average of 15ft in length. They can swim at speeds of up to 30mph in short bursts

Tiger sharks are incredibly large sharks with a wide mouth and broad nose. The name comes from the striped pattern on the back of a gray animals. Tiger sharks are considered to be among the most dangerous shark species

Millachip was attacked and killed by a Great White shark as he went to sea off the coast from Western Australia. His wife, who watched him drown in the water, could also have been struck by a Tiger shark.

Great White sharks may be the most well-known species, but Tiger sharks can also attack people. 

The warm waters of all northern regions are home to tiger sharks. Australia extending south to Perth in the west and Bass Strait in the east.

Mrs Millachip thanked the authorities for their ‘extremely thorough’ work and appreciated the friendship of her family. 

The shark was seen by four teenage boys, who said that they were surfing on the beach when the shark appeared. They zipped their way along the coast in their boat, frantically warning others not to swim or surf. 

Although I didn’t know the exact type of shark it was, one teenager said that he saw it to be mammoth. One teenager said that the distance from the tail to the fin was quite large.  

Also, she expressed her gratitude for the help of the boys.

She said it was a terrifying experience and that she felt for them.

They are my thanks.

‘Amazing. These people could have saved many lives.

In the time between the incident and the warning of other beachgoers, they also dialed emergency services.

Mr Millachip's wife, Thirl, 59 (left) said her husband of 32 years 'died doing what he enjoyed doing the most'. She said: 'Rest in peace, Paul. He was a wonderful man, a wonderful father, and he loved his exercise.'

Thirl Millachip, Thirl’s wife (pictured left), said that her husband of 32-years, Mr Millachip, died doing what he loved most. She said that Paul should rest in peace. He was a great man and a fantastic father. And he enjoyed his exercise.

A search (pictured) was called off yesterday for the 57-year-old swimmer who was mauled by a shark in North Fremantle on Saturday

Yesterday’s search was called for the swimmer, 57 years old. He was attacked by a shark at North Fremantle. 

Search and Rescue vessels are seen patrolling off Port Beach in North Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, 06 November 2021. Beaches along the coastline were closed following the attack on Saturday.

On the 06th November 2021, Search and rescue vessels can be seen being spotted patrolling Port Beach, North Fremantle (WA), Australia. After Saturday’s attack, beaches along the coast were shut down.

Every Saturday, Mr Millachip swam on the beach.

His wife stated that he and his husband had been running to the beach at least twice a week. Then, he would swim. 

He was supposed to swim 1km on Saturday. Instead, I just went in and got out of the water because it was freezing and cold.

Millachip and his wife were frequent visitors to the beach. Two of their adult children also attended the event.

She said, “I was…where the changing rooms are.” 

Millachip enjoyed cycling, and was an accomplished swimmer who could compete in marathons or triathlons. 

“He had done six Iron Men competitions down at Busselton so he was healthy and fit.”

Local councils have closed Port Beach and all beaches from Leighton Dog beach to Sand Tracks beach

Port Beach, along with all the beaches between Leighton Dog beach and Sand Tracks beach have been shut down by local authorities

The attack happened at 10am (local time) at Port Beach, 16km south west of the centre of Perth

Port Beach was 16 km south-west of Perth, where the attackers took place. 

The father-of-two’s extensive search in the sea for him was suspended by police on Sunday afternoon.

“A family is grieving. A man lost his life. “It’s a terrible situation,” WA Premier Mark McGowan declared earlier in Sunday.

As of Monday, all beaches will be closed.

Since then, experts have warned of the possibility that a large shark is lurking at the’most popular beaches’ most of the time.

Following warnings of shark attacks on the rise, this latest incident was reported. 

In Australia there had been 82 shark attacks recorded in the 1990s. This number jumped to 161 the next decade. 

From 2010 to 2020 there were 220 and in 2021 there have been 18 attacks with two of them confirmed as deadly. 

Bond University researcher Daryl McPhee stated that there were many factors contributing to the global rise in shark attacks. He also pointed out that more people are on the oceans doing different activities. Additionally, the warmer oceans have forced sharks to migrate to new areas. 

A 57-year-old was missing since Saturday after a suspected great white shark attacked him 30metres off Port Beach

Since Saturday, a great white shark allegedly attacked a man aged 57. He was 30 metres off Port Beach.

The Project was told by Dr McPhee that there’s a trend to increase the number of shark bites overseas and in Australia over time. 

“Sharks are an integral part of marine environments and we can track their movements. We would see large sharks on the most popular beaches almost every day of the year.

“So, we must find ways to coexist.”  

Callum Brown, Macquarie University’s Professor of Shark Attacks said that despite increasing shark attacks, they remain extremely rare.  

He said that the old methods such as drumlines, nets and culls for shark control were being replaced by newer, more precise methods.

Water police were coordinating a marine search for the victim, who is understood to have been attacked 30m offshore

The victim was believed to have been 30m off the coast. Water police coordinated a search in marine waters for him.

Drones can be used to scan the waters and transmit images to artificial intelligence computers that are able to spot sharks. 

You can also use personal deterrents that emit an electrical pulse to repel sharks, however these must not be more than a few meters from the shark. 

Finally, there are camouflage decals for surfboards and wetsuits that can stop surfers looking like hungry sharks. 

“Our fear really is driven by guts. There is no data available or any realistic estimation of the real risk. Your car should make you more nervous. He stated that.