VIA – NEWS SKY
4:02am UK, Wednesday August 17, 2011
A hunt has been launched for a rogue shark after a British man was killed in an attack while on honeymoon in the Seychelles.
The Foreign Office confirmed the death of Ian Martin Redmond, from Lancashire, on the islands.
The 30-year-old was attacked by a shark as he swam off Anse Lazio beach, on the island of Praslin.
It is believed Mr Redmond – married less than two weeks ago – was snorkelling some 20 yards from the shore while his wife stayed on the beach.
Witnesses described first aid being given to Mr Redmond after he was taken to shore, suffering from horrific leg injuries.
A Foreign Office spokesman confirmed the death of Mr Redmond and said: “We are providing consular assistance to the next of kin.”
Local restaurateur Jeanne Vargiolu told Sky News: “I heard an ambulance was coming to the beach and I went around and saw somebody on the floor and I asked a policeman and he said it was a shark attack.”
The location is regularly voted as one of the best beaches in the world but it was the second fatal shark attack, after a 36-year-old French tourist was killed there on August 2.
A Seychelles government minister chaired an emergency meeting last night to discuss the freak attacks and later released a statement announcing a swimming ban.
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For the earlier stories go here:
French diver dies after suspected shark attack in Seychelles
Another Shark Attack in Seychelles, 2 deaths this month…
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