31 May 2019

Man killed in week's second shark attack in New Caledonia

1:53 pm on 31 May 2019

A fisherman in New Caledonia has been killed in a shark attack, just days after a boy lost his leg in a similar incident.

Reports say the 43-year-old man was gathering beche-de-mer near a reef off Belep on Wednesday afternoon when the attack occurred.

They say he was accompanied by three colleagues who raised the alarm.

No caption

Photo: 123RF

An inquiry has been launched.

The incident came just days after a 10-year-old boy lost a leg in a shark attack in a central Noumea bay.

Local canoeing clubs have suspended their activities as a result.