27 May 2019

Child loses leg in New Caledonia shark attack

8:12 am on 27 May 2019

A 10-year-old boy in New Caledonia has been severely injured in a shark attack.

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Photo: Screenshot / Sharksmart website

The child was swimming with his sister off a boat in a central Noumea bay on Saturday when he was mauled by the shark.

The boy was taken to hospital where he is fighting for his life.

Reports say he lost a leg and is in an induced coma.

The three-and-a-half-metre long bull shark was identified and destroyed