Man on Honeymoon Killed by Shark

Surfer attacked on Reunion island

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted May 8, 2013 12:01 PM CDT

(Newser) – A French man was killed by a shark while on his honeymoon on Reunion island, AFP reports. The 36-year-old was surfing at the popular Brisants de Saint-Gilles beach at the French Indian Ocean island when the shark attacked him twice, biting his arm and thigh. A swimmer who saw blood in the water alerted lifeguards, who brought the man back to the beach, but could not revive him. His wife, who was on the beach at the time, is being treated for shock. The island has seen three fatal shark attacks in the past two years.

This Tuesday, June 22, 2010, file photo shows the Saint Paul beach in the Reunion  island, a French oversea territory in the Indian Ocean.
This Tuesday, June 22, 2010, file photo shows the Saint Paul beach in the Reunion island, a French oversea territory in the Indian Ocean.   (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
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