FATAL – 22 June 2005 – Malekula Island, Vanuatu, South Pacific – swimmer attacked

Seven-year-old Alysha Margaret Webster, from New Zealand, was atatcked and killed while swimming off a beach on Malekula Island in the north of the Vanuatu island group in the South Pacific.

The attack took palce on Wednesday afternoon, 22 June.

Alysha was on a yachting holiday with her parents.

Media reports did not mention the type of shark believed to be responsibe for the attack.

Port Vila Presse, the island newspaper, reported that Malekula is well known for shark attacks and a number of local children have been killed over the years in similar circumstances.

Sydney Morning Herald report

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