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07/15/2013 - Sarah Roperth - Reunion *** Fatal ***

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:49 am
by alb
New deadly shark attack in Reunion

A 15 year old girl died. The attack took place on Monday in a bathing area "near the marine cemetery" of the island

A 15 year old girl was killed by a shark Monday

A 15 year old girl was killed by a shark this Monday, July 15 in the Bay of Saint-Paul, on the island of Reunion, says the chain meeting first .

The young victim "swimming and snorkeling, just 5 meters from the edge," says Surf Session .

The girl, who lives with his mother in France, was on vacation at the meeting with his father, head of a yacht club in St. Paul.
She bathed with another girl her age, who came out of water when the tragedy occurred.

This is the second fatal shark attack on the island since the beginning of the year, the fifth since 2011, most recently in May 8, when a metropolitan tourist, 36, on their honeymoon, was attacked and killed last May by a shark in Saint-Gilles while he was surfing.

This is the first time to the island of Reunion, a person is killed by a shark while swimming. All other casualties were surfers.

This is the fifth fatal attack in two years, under a total of 19 since 1980.

Re: 07/15/2013 - Female - Reunion *** Fatal ***

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:16 pm
by alb
Shark attacks, kills a 15-year-old tourist swimming just metres from shore in Reunion Island

A TEENAGE girl tourist was killed in a shark attack while swimming off the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, the second such attack this year in the French overseas territory.

Local officials said the 15-year-old was attacked in the mid-afternoon while swimming just a few metres fom shore in Saint-Paul bay on the western side of the island.

The girl, on holiday from mainland France, was swimming with another girl who had just climbed on shore when the attack took place.
"Part of her body was carried away by the shark. Firefighters, lifeguards and a police helicopter are carrying out a search,'' said Gina Hoarau, the head of public safety in Saint-Paul.

"The conditions of this attack are very surprising. We didn't think a shark could come so close to the shore,'' said Ms Hoarau.

A 36-year-old French honeymooner was killed by a shark in May while surfing not far from the island's popular beach of Brisants de Saint-Gilles.

Last year, 78 shark attacks were reported around the world, of which eight were fatal.

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Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:38 pm
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Re: 07/15/2013 - Sarah - Reunion *** Fatal ***

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:46 pm
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