New shark attack in Reunion. A surfer than forty years was attacked around 17:30 on Sunday, on the spot of Saint-Leu, reports the Journal of the island of Reunion. Seriously wounded in the right hand and right foot, he still managed to leave the water on its own.
There are a victim, whose identity was not disclosed, is an "experienced surfer," said the secretary general of the prefecture, Xavier Brunetiere. He received first aid on site by the SMUR before being evacuated to hospital. He lost both members injured but his days are not in danger.
This is the eighth shark attack last twenty months. Three surfers were killed in thirteen months on the island by sharks, the last fatal attack dating from July 23. "It was something sadly predictable. We can not completely eradicate the risk shark. But today we must take drastic measures to solve this problem," said Radio Freedom on the mayor of Saint-Leu.
Last week, he issued a decree to allow the bull shark hunting in the territory of the commune.
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