Reunion Island: Man Seriously Injured in Shark Attack

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine,
26. October 2013

A serious shark attack occurred in Reunion Island today ( Saturday, October 26th ).

According to the local media, a 24-years old man ( named ‘Tanguy’ ) was bitten by a shark at a popular surfing spot called ‘ Le Tournant ‘ in Etang-Salé-les-Bains at about 04:30 pm. The commune L’Etang-Salé is located on the western coast of the island.

The victim sustained serious injuries with his right leg reportedly severed. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital in Saint-Pierre where he arrived at about 05:30 pm.

The mayor of l’Etang Salé and the subprefect of Saint-Pierre went to the scene of the attack.

This latest incident will likely further fuel the shark attack debate in Reunion Island. To learn more about the current situation, please see also our previous article published last July Reunion Island plans to kill 90 sharks for Science.


Sources: zinfos974, clicanoo

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1 Comment

  1. jimmy

    Unbelievable……a real life “Jaws” drama. A shark cull will only be a temporary fix since the ocean is the shark’s domain after all.

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