15-Year Old Snorkeler Killed By Shark

15-Year Old Snorkeler Killed By Shark Off Reunion Island

A fatal attack Monday (July 15) on a 15-year old female snorkeler mere yards off Saint Paul Bay beach marks the second death by shark this year on the Indian Ocean island. According to a report on straitstimes.com bathing is forbidden in the area where the girl was swimming due to a high number of sharks. Reunion Island has suffered from a rash of shark attacks in the last couple years, the most recent attack marking the 5th fatality since 2011.

Read an interview about the shark problem with Reunion Island pro surfer Jeremy Flores

Read more about the most recent attack at straitstimes.com