05/23/2011 Nathan ? ( New Caledonia ) *** Fatal ***

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May 25th 2011 :

French text translated via online translator :

Nathan was killed by a tiger shark

According to examinations of the victim,
a tiger shark was behind the attack last Saturday in Koumac.

After the fatal shark attack which claimed the lives of Nathan, age 15, this weekend in Koumac, three species of shark were suspected: the tiger, bull (also known as bull sharks) or the great white.
The size of the bite and direct evidence left at first thought it was a great white shark.
But yesterday, examining the combination of the young victim reveals an element that would accredit the thesis instead of a tiger shark.
"The bite-pattern indicates that the teeth of upper and lower jaws are identical.
Of the three suspected species, only the tiger shark has these characteristics.
And according to the size of the bite, it could be a specimen of a size ranging
from 3 meters to 3.50 meters...."
This hypothesis should however be confirmed within days by examining traces found on the victim's body.


Natan aurait été tué par un requin tigre

Pays - Faits-divers

Mer 25 Mai 2011

D’après les traces relevées sur la combinaison de la victime, c’est un requin-tigre qui serait à l’origine de l’attaque de samedi dernier, à Koumac.

Après l’attaque mortelle de requin qui a ôté la vie à Natan, 15 ans, ce week-end à Koumac, trois espèces de requin étaient suspectées : le tigre, le bouledogue (appelé aussi requin-taureau) ou le grand blanc. La taille de la morsure et les témoignages directs laissaient dans un premier temps penser qu’il s’agissait d’un grand requin blanc.
Mais hier, l’examen de la combinaison de la jeune victime laisse apparaître un élément qui accréditerait plutôt la thèse d’un requin-tigre. « Les empreintes indiquent que les dents des mâchoires supérieures et inférieures sont identiques, précisait hier Philippe Tirard, de l’IRD. Il s’agit visiblement de dents dites préhensiles, c’est-à-dire tranchantes. » Des trois espèces suspectées, seul le requin-tigre présente ces caractéristiques. Et d’après la taille de la morsure, il pourrait s’agir d’un spécimen d’une taille allant de 3 mètres à 3,50 m.
Il pourrait s’agir d’un spécimen d’une taille allant de 3 mètres à 3,50 m.

Veillée. Cette hypothèse devra cependant être confirmée dans les jours suivants par l’examen des traces relevées sur le corps de la victime.
L’adolescent pratiquait le kite-surf, dans le secteur de la passe de Kendec, à Koumac, samedi dernier, lorsqu’il a été happé par un requin. Il a rapidement succombé à ses blessures.
La famille et les amis de Natan l’accompagneront une dernière fois ce matin à l’occasion d’une veillée, au centre funéraire de Nouméa.

http://www.lnc.nc/pays/faits-divers/232 ... tigre.html


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05/23/2011 Nathan ? ( New Caledonia ) *** Fatal ***

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Shark kills kitesurfer in New Caledonia

NOUMEA — A 15-year-old boy has died in New Caledonia after being attacked by a shark while kitesurfing, a report said on Monday.

The teenager, named only as Nathan, was surfing with his father and friends off Koumac village in the north of the archipelago when he fell in the water, the New Caledonian said.

While swimming to recover his board, he was attacked by the shark, which mauled his leg. He was rushed to a hospital but did not survive.

In March 2009, a 19-year-old was killed by a great white shark while surfing near Bourail, in the island's south.

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