08/20/2006 Sebastien Emond (Reunion ) ***Fatal***

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08/20/2006 Sebastien Emond (Reunion ) ***Fatal***

Postby sharkbait » Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:29 pm

Shark rips surfer's arm off
21/08/2006 16:12 - (SA)

Saint Denis - A man who had his arm ripped off by a shark while surfing off Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean died in hospital overnight, paramedics in the French territory said on Monday.

The 34-year-old, identified as Sebastien Emond, was bitten by the shark while surfing on Sunday with two friends in an area known as Pointe du Diable (Devil's Point), to the south of the island.

The friends managed to drag him 100 metres through the water back to the beach in constant fear that the big fish was going to return.

"I saw a trail of blood behind them and I was really afraid that the shark was going to come back," said a fisherman who witnessed the attack.

Blood loss

Emond collapsed unconscious from blood loss and was only kept alive by paramedics who carried out heart massage and tied off the severed shoulder.

He was then taken to hospital in the nearest town of Saint Pierre and operated on, but did not survive his injuries.

Dangerous area

Sharks are common around Reunion Island, which lies east of Madagascar. The Pointe du Diable was known to be dangerous for that reason, yet surfers continue to swim there.

The last shark attack recorded on the island was in October 2004, when a 15-year-old surfer lost a leg but survived.

The last fatal attacks were seven years ago.

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Postby sharkbait » Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:30 pm

Shark kills surfer off the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion
08/21/2006

The local man's left arm was severed at the shoulder but he was rescued and immediately taken to hospital.
A 34-year-old surfer has died of injuries he sustained when a shark attacked him off the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, police said on Monday.

The shark attacked him at La Pointe du Diable (Devil's Point), off the island's south coast, on Sunday morning. The local man's left arm was severed at the shoulder but he was rescued and immediately taken to hospital.

Water sports are banned at La Pointe du Diable but surfers ignore the ban to ride large waves there.

La Reunion's marine observatory has recorded 24 shark attacks off the island's shores since 1980, 13 of which have been fatal. Surfers, fishermen and underwater hunters have been attacked.

Bull sharks and tiger sharks are the two types most commonly involved in attacks at La Reunion, a French territory and tourist destination east of Madagascar.

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Postby sharkbait » Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:06 am

Surfer dies after shark attack off Reunion

August 21 2006 at 05:00PM

Saint-Denis-De-La-Reunion, La Reunion - A 34-year-old surfer has died of injuries he sustained when a shark attacked him off the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, police said on Monday.

The shark attacked him at La Pointe du Diable (Devil's Point), off the island's south coast, on Sunday morning. The local man's left arm was severed at the shoulder but he was rescued and immediately taken to hospital.

Water sports are banned at La Pointe du Diable but surfers ignore the ban to ride large waves there.

La Reunion's marine observatory has recorded 24 shark attacks off the island's shores since 1980, 13 of which have been fatal. Surfers, fishermen and underwater hunters have been attacked.

Bull sharks and tiger sharks are the two types most commonly involved in attacks at La Reunion, a French territory and tourist destination east of Madagascar.

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