British man killed in fatal shark attack

August 17th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Seychelles, Aug 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A British man on honeymoon in Seychelles has been killed by a shark. The officials on the island are currently searching for the animal which is blamed for two attacks in as many weeks.

Ian Redmond was attacked while he was snorkeling in the Indian Ocean. The attack occurred on the beach of Anse Lazio. The animal that attacked Redmond is said to be 6 feet long. Redmond’s wife who was sunbathing on the beach heard his screams and witnessed the horror of her husband being killed by the animal.

30-year-old Redmond and 27-year-old Gemma Houghton got married on the 6th of August and this was their second week into their honeymoon. They had planned to leave the island this weekend. Witnesses say they looked on helplessly as Redmond continually shouted for help just about 30 feet from the beach.

According to the officials, the attack happened at about 4:30 pm local time. The Anse Lazio beach is famous with tourists because it is considered one of the beautiful in the world.

This is the second attack on the beach since the 2nd of August. A French diver was killed by a shark on the day and the death of Redmond has raised safety concerns.

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