Shark kills paddle surfer off New Caledonia: Noumea: A 53-year-man has actually passed away of believed shark bites while paddle boarding near a beach in Noumea, New Caledonia, prosecutors stated on Sunday, the most recent in a variety of assaults considering that the beginning of this year.
The man was located lifeless on his board by a seafarer late on Saturday just off the Nouville peninsula, on the main island of the French South Pacific territory.
A postmortem examination to validate the cause of death is expected Monday.
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“At this phase, detectives do without a doubt presume a shark strike,” state prosecutor Yves Dupas claimed in a statement. Authorities regularly issue shark notifies as well as warn swimmers to be attentive for several varieties located in the waters surrounding New Caledonia.
In February, a 57-year-old male was killed near Maitre island after being bitten by a tiger shark that witnesses stated was 4 metres (13 feet) long.