Seychelles Shark Kills Honeymooner

Second attack in 2 weeks shakes Indian Ocean nation
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2011 2:20 AM CDT

(Newser) – A rogue shark is stalking the Seychelles, authorities fear. After nearly 50 years with no fatal shark attacks, two people have been killed in the space of two weeks, the Telegraph reports. A French diver was killed earlier this month, and a 30-year-old British man on his honeymoon died yesterday after being attacked while snorkeling just 30 feet off a beach on the popular island of Praslin.

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"Someone had seen a fin sticking out of the water, and then we saw a dinghy pulling a man from the water," a witness tells the Daily Mail. "I saw the swimmer, who was missing a huge chunk of flesh from his left leg, so much so that I could see the bone of his thigh. He was sickeningly pale, but still had his flippers on both feet. At this point a woman ran over and started screaming. She said: "That's my husband! We were just married.'" Expert shark hunters from South Africa have been sent to the island nation, where royal newlyweds William and Kate honeymooned earlier this year. (Read more shark attack stories.)

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