FATAL — 30 September 2007 — Lifou, Loyalty Islands, French New Caledonia — swimmer attacked

A brief report out of remote Pacific archipelago French New Caledonia says a 23-year-old French woman died of her wounds after she was bitten by a shark while swimming with a friend 200 metres off a beach on Lifou island, part of the Loyalty Islands group.

“She bled to death after suffering
a deep shark bite from knee to hip,” according to the report in the Daily Telegraph.

Her friend managed to swim ashore to ask local tribesmen for help, but they were too late.

The victim, whose name as not released, was a nurse from mainland France who had just finished a hospital contract in Noumea. She was in Lifou for a short beach holiday before flying home.

No other details were reported at the time of this blog.

Top: A beach on Lifou island
Bottom: Lifou island from space

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