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World British tourist 'is eaten by shark off holiday island of Reunion': Severed hand of Scot, 44, who disappeared on Saturday is found inside beast killed because it was found near beaches

04:40  07 november  2019
04:40  07 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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British tourist ' is eaten by shark off holiday island of Reunion ': Severed hand of Scot , 44 , who Hand of 44-year-old British national from Scotland found inside dangerous shark . This week a shark which was seen swimming near tourist beaches was killed because he was considered a

A British tourist , 44 , is believed to have been eaten by a shark off the island of ReunionCredit The tiger shark was killed as it had been swimming near tourist beaches and was believed to be a It is feared that the hand belonged to a tourist who was reported missing on Saturday afternoon by

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A British tourist who went missing over the weekend was eaten by a shark, it has emerged - after his severed hand was found inside the beast.

The 44-year-old British national from Scotland had been swimming off the holiday French island of Reunion, near Madagascar, when the attack took place.

'The tourist and his wife were spending a week on the island and he had gone out swimming in the Hermitage Lagoon, off Saint-Gilles, alone on Saturday,' said an investigating source.

'When he did not get back, his wife sounded the alarm, and a full search was launched, involving boats and a helicopter.

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A BRITISH swimmer’s hand has been found inside the carcass of a shark that was killed off the coast The shark was allegedly killed because it was considered a threat to holidaymakers. The man was believed to be holidaying in the area with his wife. Shark news: Severed hand of British

A Scottish tourist is feared dead after his wedding ring and severed hand were ' found inside a The man, 44 , has not been named but was reported missing on Saturday after going swimming alone. Forensic scientists discovered the severed hand during an autopsy of a 10ft tiger shark killed

'Divers searched around a coral reef in the area, and there were also patrols on land involving sniffer dogs. Sadly, the man could not be found.'

This week a shark which was seen swimming near tourist beaches was killed because he was considered a threat to holidaymakers.

Autopsies were carried out on the shark and four other fish, and a severed hand wearing the wedding ring of the British holidaymaker was found.

'It is feared that the hand belonged to a tourist who was reported missing on Saturday afternoon by his wife,' said the source.

There are frequent shark attacks around Reunion, which is in the Indian Ocean, some 500 miles from Madagascar.

Tiger sharks have a record second only to Great White sharks for attacks on humans, but it may be that the man drowned and his corpse attracted the fish.

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Residents near the site where half a dead dolphin washed up on a beach fear the discovery could mean a huge shark is lurking along British tourist ' is eaten by shark off holiday island of The find has been reported to the Marine Strandings Network who have been approached for comment.

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DNA tests are due to be carried out on the hand, but scientists from the CSR Shark Safety Centre on Reunion have been told that the wedding ring on it 'conformed to one identified by the man's wife,' said the source.

The dead Tiger Shark was more than 10ft long and was one of five considered a threat to those in the sea.

Swimming and other water activities are heavily restricted in Reunion due to the high risk of shark attacks.

In May, a 28-year-old surfer had his leg ripped off by a shark, and his dead body was later found floating in the port of Saint-Leu.

It marked the 24th shark attack and the 11th fatal one reported on Reunion since 2011.

This led to the local government urging caution in the sea, citing the risk of bull shark attacks amid shifting temperatures.


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