Family mourning talk about beloved husband, father killed by shark off SA coast
His suspected death was mourned by the family of a man presumed to have been killed by a shark off the South Australian coast.
Police were alerted just before 5pm on Thursday after 32-year-old Duncan Craw, from regional Victoria, went missing in waters off Port MacDonnell in the lower south-east of South Australia.
A torn wetsuit led them to believe a shark that had been spotted in the area had attacked the man.
"It's impossible to adequately describe our grief and shock," Mr Craw's family said in a statement.
"We wish this was all a bad dream. It's also impossible to fully explain the hole this will leave behind in the lives of all the relatives and friends who love Duncan."
At an agricultural contracting firm in Warrnambool, Mr Craw was a "extremely hardworking and dedicated" operations manager.
He married Taylia, a high school sweetheart, and they had a son, Levi.
For the nearby Woolsthorpe Cricket Club, he was a keen sportsman who played cricket.
When he disappeared during a snorkelling session, he was on a camping trip with his wife and son.
The family said, "Duncan loved snorkelling and accepted the dangers he may face in the ocean,"
"He was extremely unlucky this time."
The family asked for anonymity, and all the volunteers and search crews were thanked for their efforts.
Mr Craw's land and sea search has now been scaled down, and a report for the coroner will be prepared.