British Honeymooner Killed by Shark in the Seychelles

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in the Seychelles banned swimming in some areas Wednesday after a British man on his honeymoon was mauled to death by a shark.

Thirty-year-old Ian Redmond was the second tourist to die this month from a shark attack in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

Media reports say the victim's wife watched helplessly from the beach as her husband was attacked off the island of Praslin on Tuesday. Police say the shark ripped off the man's arm and even though he was picked up by a nearby boat, he did not survive the loss of blood.

Authorities say they will try to capture the shark and have requested help from experts in South Africa in identifying what type it is.

The Seychelles is world famous for its beaches and was the honeymoon destination of Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine last May.