Man dies in shark attack off coast of La Reunion

Man dies in shark attack off coast of La Reunion

Photo illustration of a shark threat for surfers in the offshore area in La Reunion, Indian Ocean. (Sea Shepherd Conservation Society)

Saint Denis (ANTARA News) - A 26-year old man has died after being attacked by a shark off the coast of La Reunion island in the Indian Ocean, said a local authority official on Tuesday.

The victim had been practising a variation of surfing known as bodyboarding when he was attacked by the shark, Reuters reported.

The death marked the eighth fatal shark attack in La Reunion, which is an overseas territory of France, since 2011.

Comments