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Re: 12/25/2013 - Loic - New Caledonia

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:52 am
by alb
NOUMEA — A 37-year-old man was badly bitten on the foot by a shark on Christmas Day in northern New Caledonia, police and firefighters said Thursday.
The victim was snorkelling near the beach of Linderalique at Hienghene, a village located to the north-east of the archipelago.
Firefighters said friends dragged him ashore and applied a tourniquet.
The Noumea resident was taken to hospital where he was operated on.
The species of shark responsible for the attack has still not been determined. Hienghene authorities moved to ban bathing on the beach, which is located near a resort.
On December 16 bathing was temporarily halted at the popular Lemon Bay beach in Noumea due to the presence of a shark about three meters from the shore.

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12/25/2013 - Loic - New Caledonia

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:50 am
by alb
Snorkeler Bite by Bull shark

Loïc, 37, was bitten in the leg by a shark yesterday morning at 11 o'clock to the beach 500 franc note, Hienghène.

He was just swimming with friends when the shark bit him.

He was evacuated to CHT Gaston Bourret, but his life is not in danger.

" It was I who was at home and not the reverse , "said Loïc.

Hienghène The mayor also announced a ban on swimming on all the beaches of the town, and until further notice.
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