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.
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According to witnesses, the attacker is likely to be a bulldog shark.
New Caledonia, which is located off north-eastern Australia, is a French overseas territory, and shark attacks are a common occurance in the area.