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Bodyboarder killed by great white shark bitten by its 16-inch jaw so hard it crushed his skull, leaving a tooth behind

A BODYBOARDER killed by a great white shark was bitten by its 16-inch jaw so hard it crushed its skull, leaving a tooth behind.

Tomas Butterfield, 42, was bitten in the head, chest and shoulder when he died on Christmas Eve.

Bodyboarder Tomas Butterfield was killed by a great white shark

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Bodyboarder Tomas Butterfield was killed by a great white sharkCredit: Facebook
He was bitten so hard that his skull was shattered and the shark left a tooth

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He was bitten so hard that his skull was shattered and the shark left a toothCredit: Facebook

He was pulled out of the waves after a surfer spotted him face down, still tied to his board.

It’s unclear if the shark only attacked once or if it made multiple sorties. It is also not known how big or old the shark was.

Tomas was visiting his mother and brother California, United States, when he was attacked last December.

A coroner’s report ruled yesterday that he died from complications of multiple traumatic blunt force injuries.

Tomas suffered a fractured skull, crushed ribs and other injuries, including the inferior vena cava, a large vein that carries blood from the upper and lower body to the heart.

The pathologist Dr. Joyce Carter added he died within minutes of the attack.

And DNA from the autopsy confirmed his injuries were from a great white shark.

Tomas’ uncle Grant said in January: “It’s a terrible lossat 42 when he packed up his things and started making something of himself.

“The family will be fine, but even then it’s difficult to keep them together.”

At least there was 19 shark attacks this yearthree of which were fatal.

Tomas was visiting his mother and brother when he was attacked on Christmas Eve

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Tomas was visiting his mother and brother when he was attacked on Christmas EveCredit: Facebook

https://www.the-sun.com/news/5013439/bodyboarder-killed-shark-bitten-tooth/ Bodyboarder killed by great white shark bitten by its 16-inch jaw so hard it crushed his skull, leaving a tooth behind

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