11 May 2015

New Caledonia man dies in shark attack

11:49 am on 11 May 2015

A man has died in New Caledonia after being bitten multiple times by a shark.


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The man, though to be about 50, was on a cruise with friends in the south of the archipelago.

The police say he was swimming just metres from the boat when he was attacked by a bull shark.

A spokesperson described it as a savage and sudden attack.