Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Shark Attack: British Honeymooner Killed

A hunt has been launched for a rogue shark after a British man was killed in an attack while on honeymoon in the Seychelles.

The Foreign Office confirmed the death of Ian Martin Redmond, from Lancashire, on the islands.

The 30-year-old was believed to have been attacked by a 6ft shark as he swam off Anse Lazio beach, on the island of Paslin.

A Foreign Office spokesman confirmed the death of Mr Redmond and said: "We are providing consular assistance to the next of kin."

A local restaurateur told Sky News: "I heard an ambulance was coming to the beach and I went around and saw somebody on the floor and I asked a policeman and he said it was a shark attack."

The location is regularly voted as one of the best beaches in the world but it was the second fatal shark attack, after a 36-year-old French tourist was killed there on August 2.

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