British honeymooner killed in suspected “freak” shark attack in Seychelles
The Seychelles has issued a Maritime Safety Advisory following what it called a “freak shark accident” off the island of Praslin. A man from the UK on his honeymoon, Ian Redmond, 30, who had been married for just two weeks, was attacked as he snorkelled off Anse Lazio beach. She “still had hope” for her husband as he lay on the beach following the attack, even though he had suffered wounds to his chest and limbs and one arm was completely severed.
Just a short time ago, the UK’s Prince William and his bride spent their 10-day honeymoon in the Seychelles, an East African nation that is dependent on tourism and fishing.
Island officials and marine experts are hunting for the shark. The advisory states: “With immediate effect, the Seychelles Maritime Safety Administration has issued a temporary ban on swimming or entering the water in certain bays of the island of Praslin and islands off the coast of Praslin following two fatal shark attacks this month in the northwest area of the island. People should not swim or enter the water in the following areas: Anse Lazio, patrolled by the Police and National Parks Authority; Anse Georgette, Petite Anse Kerlan, and Grand Anse Kerlan, patrolled by Lemuria Resort; St. Pierre island, patrolled by the National Parks Authority; Curieuse island, patrolled by the National Parks Authority.
[pictured: Snorkeler with Blacktip reef shark]