An Australian vacationer has been killed by a shark in entrance of horrified onlookers in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia.
The 59-year-old was swimming about 150m (500ft) from shore at a popular beach in Nouméa when he was attacked on Sunday, authorities say.
He was bitten a number of occasions, struggling main wounds to his leg and arms, and died at the scene.
It’s the third shark assault close to the Chateau-Royal beach in three weeks.
Two folks crusing close by took the man again to the beach, the place emergency companies tried to revive him.
Many individuals had been in the water at the time and witnessed the assault, native media have reported, prompting a panicked rush again to the shore.
Authorities have closed most seashores in the world, and ordered the seize of sharks in close by waters.
A 49-year-old swimmer was severely injured by a shark in the world on 29 January, and a surfer was additionally attacked a number of days later.
New Caledonia, which lies south of Vanuatu, is about 1,200km (750 miles) east of Australia.
Although it’s dwelling to solely 270,000 folks, it ranks 13th in the world for the whole variety of shark assaults, in keeping with the Florida Museum of Pure Historical past, which has stored a tally throughout the globe since 1958.