ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) _ A fisherman diving for abalone off the South Australian coast was attacked and killed Sunday by a shark.

The attack occurred near South Neptune Island, 220 miles west of Adelaide in the Spencer Gulf.

Police said the man had been on the island checking nets with his fishing partner when he decided to go for a swim and dive for abalone without scuba equipment.

The man's partner saw the attack and dragged him to shore. He took him to a house on the island for medical assistance, but the man died soon afterward.

No other information was immediately available.