22-Year Old Reunion Island Surfer Killed By Shark

22-Year Old Reunion Island Surfer Killed By Shark
On an island that has been rocked by shark attacks in the last couple of years, another victim passed away after he lost his leg to a shark while surfing off Trois-Bassins beach. Our thoughts are with the friends and family of Alexandre Rassica…

As reported on huffingtonpost.com

22-Year-Old Surfer Alexandre Rassica Dies After Losing Leg In Indian Ocean

A local surfer died Monday in the Indian Ocean following a shark attack in which he lost his leg. Agence France-Presse reports that Alexandre Rassica, 22, was surfing in waters off the French island of La Reunion, when a shark attacked him and bit off his leg.

Fellow surfers were able to recover Rassica and bring him to the beach at Trois-Bassins after the attack. Officials said that the young man had entered cardiac arrest by the time paramedics arrived.

This is the ninth deadly shark attack to be recorded in La Reunion since 1972. Last year, there were two fatal shark attacks off the coast of the island, which is a popular tourist destination. In one of those incidents, sharks shredded a surfer’s leg and severed his right arm, police told the Underwater Times news service following the attack.

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