The beautiful lagoon at Yejele Beach on the island of Mare in the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia.
The beautiful lagoon at Yejele Beach on the island of Mare in the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. mlauri

Shark kills kitesurfing tourist

A WEST Australian kitesurfer has died after being attacked by a shark in New Caledonia on Tuesday. "The man in his 50s was kitesurfing inside the reef at Koumac.

He fell and was bitten,” Nicolas Renaud, head of New Caledonia's Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centre, said. "He suffered a deep bite to the thigh from a big shark.

We don't know for the moment what species it was.” The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing consular assistance to the victim's family. The man was on a 10-day organised catamaran expedition.



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