Man on Honeymoon Killed by Shark
Surfer attacked on Reunion island
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2013 12:01 PM CDT
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)

(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.

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InferiorToYou
May 8, 2013 4:56 PM CDT
Perfect day for banana fish
clmsman
May 8, 2013 3:47 PM CDT
Shouldn't had those sardines in his pocket! Note to self "don't go to this place".
LoginsSuck
May 8, 2013 1:19 PM CDT
All I can think of during the times I have swam in the ocean was: try not to look like shark food. I keep saying it in my head over and over. Then I quickly move closer to shore. Once I saw a fin in the water near me. One look at that fin and I nearly passed out until someone pointed out that it was some dolphins swimming by.