A deadly shark attack in the Seychelles left a British man dead, who had come to that island with his newly wedded wife for their honeymoon
A newly wedded couple had gone to the Seychelles for their honeymoon, but sadly it turned extremely tragic as the husband died after getting attacked by a shark. The incident took place on Tuesday, and shocked the people of Seychelles, as the island is known for its peaceful waters and safe beaches. However, this is the second deadly attach which took place this month, and now people are really fretting over the situation.
The shark attack took place on Tuesday at around 4:30 p.m. local time when Ian Redmond, 30, was snorkeling 20 yards from the shore. Ian Redmond started shouting for help but no one could reach him in time and the shark attacked him quite savagely. After some time a dingy brought Ian Redmond’s body to the shore alive, but despite the emergency personnel’s best efforts, he could not be saved. Ian suffered bites on his legs and chest and when he was brought to the shore, his arm was missing.
Meanwhile the bystanders tried to hold back his newly wedded wife Gemma Houghton, 27, who was trying to run to her dying husband. One of the bystanders witnessed the rescue efforts and reported; “I saw his wife talking to about five people — I think one was English — that she still had hope he was still alive. They were trying to help him but they could not.”
After Ian Redmond’s death was confirmed, his wife released a tribute to him by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Houghton. The tribute went as follows; "The loss of Ian has left a gaping hole in our hearts that will never be filled."
Ian Redmond, 30, and Gemma Houghton, 27, had gotten married on the 6th of August, and they had come to Seychelles to celebrate their honeymoon.
This is the second shark attack which took place at Seychelles, the first one took place just a few weeks ago in which a French tourist, by the name of Nicolas Francoise Virolle, 36, bed to death after a shark attacked him in exactly the same area. After these attacks took place, speculations started rising that the shark must be from outside this area as before these attacks, such a creature was not to be found here.
“The Seychelles is really innocent in this drama,” the country’s tourism board director Alain St Ange told BBC News. “It is a foreign shark... it is a rogue shark that has caused a freak accident.”
Investigations are underway and the waters of Anes Lazio have been banned for the public.