Shark attack victim a filmmaker

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Muriwai - The man eaten alive by a shark while swimming off the West Coast of New Zealand on Wednesday was a filmmaker who won an award at the Berlin Film Festival in 2009.

Officials identified the victim as New Zealander Adam Strange. He died after being attacked while swimming off Muriwai Beach, a popular swimming spot west of Auckland.

According to Strange's website, one of his films - Aphrodite's Farm - won the Crystal Bear award for Best Short Film at the festival in February 2009. Strange co-wrote and directed the 15-minute movie.

Police called by onlookers to save Strange shot a shark as it attacked his lifeless body. The shark, thought to be a great white, rolled away, believed to be dead.

Strange's body was recovered. He was married with one young child.

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