Monday 24 October 2016

Surfer (13) dies in shark attack

A 13-year-old boy has been killed by a shark while surfing off the shore of the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean.

The island, with an active volcano and striking vistas that attract tourists, has seen a rise in shark activity in recent years. It was the seventh shark-related death since 2011.

The regional maritime rescue service said that the boy was surfing in an off-limits area on the west coast of the island when the shark attacked his arms and legs. The statement says rescuers arrived quickly but could not save him.

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