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Bridegroom was killed by a shark off an idyllic honeymoon island

August 16, 2011

A TRAGIC bridegroom was killed by a shark off an idyllic honeymoon island today – as his horrified new bride looked on.

The 30-year-old Brit – named locally as Ian Redmond – was attacked in shallow water just 100ft off a beach in the Seychelles.

The hungry Bull shark tore off his arm and ripped chunks from his torso, leaving its victim to bleed to death on the shore.

One local on Praslin Island said: “It was just like a Jaws movie – absolutely horrific to see.”

Witnesses said fishermen carried the victim from the water to the beach, but that he bled to death in the arms of his traumatised new wife – named as Gemma Houghton – before paramedics could arrive.

The fatal attack – the area’s second by a Bull shark in just two weeks – came 20 miles from the spot where Prince William and his wife Kate shared their honeymoon in May.

The Brit and his bride were visiting stunning Anse Lazio beach in the early evening – about 3pm UK time – when the beast launched its attack in shallow waters only 100ft from the shore.

Anse Lazio Beach

One terrified islander said tonight: “The man was swimming very close to the beach when he began splashing and shouting for help.

“There was a horrific amount of blood in the water and it was exactly like a scene from Jaws.”The previous shark attack victim was a French diver.

A Seychelles tourism source said: “The latest bite marks are consistent with that of a Bull shark. It is probably the same rogue maneater that killed before.”Everyone is in shock. The bride is beside herself.”The victim’s mother is tonight flying to the resort.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We can confirm the death of a British national in the Seychelles. We’re providing consular assistance to the next of kin.”


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