August 10, 2022

The family of a British man killed by a shark has said they did not want the beast to be torn down.

Simon Nelst, a former RAF hero, died after being attacked by a 15-foot-tall white shark while training to swim in a charity sea near Sydney.

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Simon was training to be a charitable swimmer when he was killed by a beast.Credit: Facebook
Simon's remains were found in the water.

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Simon’s remains were found in the water.Credit: Facebook

The diving instructor, who went downstairs six years ago to meet the “girl of his dreams” fianc جیس Ho, was just 150 meters off the beach at Bowen Point near Little Bay in Sydney when the hunter collided.

His tragic death is the first fatal attack in the region in nearly 60 years.

But her aunt said her nature-loving nephew would want nothing less than a monster destroyed after the attack.

Jackie Sager from Midstone, Kent, told the Daily Mail: “I don’t think Simon would want to kill a shark. He loved nature.”

Her aunt said she never thought Simon would ever think a shark could harm her, and that she loved the sea.

The 62-year-old added: “Simon always loved the sea. He was always close to it. He loved wildlife and the world.

“He had a real love for nature. He was a very kind and caring man who just loved life.

The mother of three, Mrs. Seger, also said that Simon’s mother was “in the woods” and that the family was planning to move out soon.

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Her aunt said the heartbeat occurred when Simon and Jesse were to be married “in June or July” next year.

A friend of Simons’ told The Sun: “Her and Jesse’s wedding was supposed to take place last year, but it was postponed because of Covid.

“It’s just awful. We spent most of yesterday just hoping and praying that it wasn’t him. It’s still incredibly crude.”

“Simon was amazing. That’s all there is to it. He was just the best.

“He was a wonderful, kind man. It was a great loss.”

“In the last two years, we haven’t been able to see him because of his condition.”

The friend revealed that Simon “fell in love” with Australia six years ago after traveling in the RAF.

Veteran swimmer Simon “really knew the water,” the friend explained.

“He was in the wild and he knew exactly what he was doing.

“Simon was diving and he would send us some of the most amazing videos of wildlife there. He had a lot of respect for wildlife.

“He graduated from RAF about six years ago and he went on a trip and then he fell in love with her. Then he fell in love with her.

“I know he’s done some great tours with the RAF.”

Simon Penance grew up in Cornwall, but hasn’t returned in a few years, the friend said.

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What do we know so far ….

  • Eyewitnesses said they heard Simon screaming for help.
  • One expert said the 35-year-old may have been mistaken for a seal.
  • The veteran swimmer was training to swim in the charity sea.
  • Simon has lived in Australia for many years and was about to marry his girlfriend.
  • He spoke out against the protection of sharks and swam with the creatures.

“Her family is still here and they haven’t seen her in a few years. It’s very sad.”

Simon loved the sea and demanded a ban on shark nets and swimming with large beasts before his death, tragic posts show.

Burt talked about nets and drum lines, which were used to keep sharks away from swimmers, saying they kill wildlife indiscriminately.

The drum lines are giant temple hooks hanging on the boys who are reddened by the fish.

“Shark nets and drum lines do not protect anyone and kill all kinds of marine life every year,” Simon wrote on Facebook.

And a video posted on a Facebook page for divers in Sydney shows him swimming with 10 sharks.

Eyewitnesses said they heard the victim screaming for help in a world of despair when the shark struck just after 4.30pm on Wednesday.

The Great White allegedly attacked the man “vertically” before dragging his body out of the sea.

Expert Lawrence Chalbeck said the terrifying shark may have misunderstood the swimmer – allegedly wearing a weight suit – when he attacked Burt and tried to seal him.

And according to local MP Michael Daly, the 35-year-old was a regular swimmer in the Gulf where the mania occurred.

A friend said that Simon fell in love with Jesse when he moved to Australia.

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A friend said that Simon fell in love with Jesse when he moved to Australia.Credit: 8000 pixels
A disturbing video of the attack shows sharks scurrying around in bloody water.

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A disturbing video of the attack shows sharks scurrying around in bloody water.Credit: Twitter
The former RAF soldier has been based in Sydney for many years.

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The former RAF soldier has been based in Sydney for many years.Credit: Facebook
The British expat has been living in Australia for many years.

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The British expat has been living in Australia for many years.Credit: Facebook
Emergency services in Sydney rushed to the scene after the horrific attack.

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Emergency services in Sydney rushed to the scene after the horrific attack.

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