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Another attack in Reunion!Posted 06 Aug 2012, by STABmag
Reunion Island will be crossed off the bucket lists’ of countless surfers following news of another shark attack off the island yesterday. The latest, coming just two weeks after a 22 year old surfer was killed by a suspected Bull Shark, saw a forty year old suffer a severed hand and foot while surfing the famous left-hander and former site of the Rip Curl Search event (won by Mick Fanning), St Leu. The attack takes the tally to eight since the start of 2011. Just days prior to the incident , the mayor of St Leu had enacted a plan to pay fishermen to cull sharks around the area, only to be forced by the French Government to reverse the decision shortly after.
“(The attack) was foreseeable,” he told radio station Antenne Reunion yesterday. “I have been asking for action for several weeks. Once again this has happened in the marine reserve. People need to take responsibility.”
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