04:45 GMT +326 June 2019
Listen Live
    Shark

    Shark Rips 10-Years-Old Boy's Leg Off in New Caledonia - Reports

    CC0
    Society
    Get short URL
    2010

    The child was hospitalised following the shark attack. Prior to that, his father plunged into the water to recover his son but the animal had already maimed the kid, according to RRB radio.

    A 10-year-old boy had his leg torn off by a shark on 25 May as the marine predator attacked him while he was swimming with his sister in a restricted zone in Noumea, New Caledonia, Sputnik France reported

    In addition to the serious leg injury, the shark tore part of the child's abdomen. 

    ​According to witnesses, the attacker is likely to be a bulldog shark. 

    READ MORE: Shark Kills Man in Australia's Cid Harbor, Third in String of Attacks

    New Caledonia, which is located off north-eastern Australia, is a French overseas territory, and shark attacks are a common occurance in the area.

    Related:

    Giant Severed Shark Head Netted by Astounded Aussie Fisherman (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)
    Rare Dusky Shark Spotted in Israel’s Coastal Waters (PHOTO, VIDEO)
    Not Your Average Fishing Trip: Anglers Catch a MONSTER Shark in a River (VIDEO)
    Tags:
    shark attack, New Caledonia, France
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik