23 May 2011

Shark kills New Caledonia teeenager

1:30 pm on 23 May 2011

A 15-year-old boy in New Caledonia has died after being bitten by a shark.

The teenager was kitesurfing near Kendec in the territory's north when he fell into the water.

Trying to retrieve his sail, he was attacked.

His father and friends managed to rescue him but he died when he arrived at the hospital in Koumac.