A British man on his honeymoon in the Seychelles has died after he was mauled by a shark. Ian Redmond, 30, was swimming off Anse Lazio beach on the island of Praslin, the second largest in the Indian Ocean archipelago, when the shark struck. His wife was sunbathing on the shore at the time.
It’s reported that a fin was spotted in the water just before the attack. Ian Redmond was spotted in the water and hauled into a small boat, at which point it became clear that a significant chunk of his hip area was missing, and there was damage to his arms. He was taken to a local hospital but died very quickly, apparently from a loss of blood.
There was another shark attack in the same area just a few weeks ago, when a French tourist, Nicolas François Virolle, was killed in the same way. Locals have speculated that the same shark is responsbile for both attacks. Authorities have been unable to track down the shark that killed Virolle, or the one that killed Redmond. Before this month, the last recorded death from a shark attack in the Seychelles was nearly fifty years ago.