British man killed in honeymoon shark attack in Seychelles

17th Aug 2011
British man killed in honeymoon shark attack in Seychelles

A British man has died after being attacked by a shark in the Seychelles, the second such attack in a month.

Ian Redmond, 30, from Lancashire, lost an arm and sustained severe hip injuries during the attack, before being taken to hospital aboard a catamaran.

However, medics there were unable to save him.

The attack occurred off Anse Lazio beach on Praslin where Redmond had been snorkelling during the second week of his honeymoon.

Authorities have stopped diving in the area as they try to catch the shark.

A 36-year-old French tourist was killed by a shark off the same beach just over two weeks ago.

Police spokesman, Jean Toussaint, said: “It must be the same shark that attacked 16 days ago.”

The Foreign Office has confirmed the death and said it was providing consular assistance to next of kin.

Prior to this month’s deaths, the last recorded fatal shark attack in the Seychelles was in 1963.



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