FATAL – 23 July 2012 – Trois-Bassins, Reunion island – surfer attacked
Reports with few details say Alexandre Rassica, 22, a resident of La Reunion, died from his wounds after a shark bit through his leg while he was surfing at popular surf spot Trois-Bassins, on Reunion island.
According to media other surfers managed to bring him to shore but were unable to resuscitate him after he suffered a cardiac arrest.
He was surfing 100 metres offshore when the attack took place on Monday morning 23 July 2012.
No other details were reported.