Seven Times She Bit Him, Swam Away And Left Him To Bleed: A Shark Killed An Australian Tourist In New Caledonia

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An Australian tourist was fatally attacked by a shark in the sea near New Caledonia, a French overseas territory located 1,200 kilometres east of Australia, in full view of other swimmers.

The fifty-nine-year-old man was swimming 150 metres from shore at the popular Numee beach when the shark attacked, local officials said.

The shark attacked the man several times, biting him and returning, then leaving him, when he was pulled ashore the man bled out into the sea due to his severe wounds.

Paramedics tried to resuscitate him, but were unsuccessful.

At the moment of the attack, many tourists were, as reported by BBC, in the water and witnessed the horrific attack, they began to frantically run and get out of the water.

This was the third shark attack near Shato-Royal beach in the last three weeks.

The authorities have ordered the immediate closure of most beaches.

All attacks on New Caledonia

The first attack reported by the BBC happened on January 29th when a swimmer (49) was injured by a shark.

The second attack occurred on February 1st when a surfer was attacked near the beach.

Otherwise, according to the data of the Florida Museum of Natural History which has been recording shark attacks since 1958, New Caledonia is in 13th place.