French diver dies after suspected shark attack in Seychelles

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French diver dies after suspected shark attack in Seychelles

The 36-year-old diver had been deep-sea diving in Anse Lazio in the arichipelago’s Praslin isle on Monday

AFP
Published: 14:16 August 2, 2011

Victoria: A French tourist diving in the Seychelles died after a possible shark attack, officials said Tuesday.

The 36-year-old had been deep-sea diving in Anse Lazio in the arichipelago’s Praslin isle on Monday, police spokesman Jean Toussaint told Agencies.

“Other tourists on the beach tried to help him, but he died as his injuries were serious,” Toussaint said, adding: “The injuries looked like a shark bite.” An autopsy was to be conducted Tuesday to determine the exact cause of death, which some officials said could have been as a result of being cut by a boat propeller. Shark attacks are rare in the idyllic Indian Ocean archipelago.

“I have been diving for the last 40 years and I have never encountered any problems. Sharks are actually…

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