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Shark kills surfer on Indian Ocean island

AFP · 23 Jul 2012, 17:14

Published: 23 Jul 2012 17:14 GMT+02:00

Fellow surfers were able to haul Alexandre Rassica, a 22-year-old local, back to the beach at Trois-Bassins on the west of the island after the attack.

But when paramedics arrived he was in a state of cardiac arrest, officials said.

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La Reunion, a popular tourist destination, last year saw six shark attacks on humans, two of them deadly.

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