Swimmer killed by shark in Reunion island

Talon Bishop, a 22 year old female swimmer was killed after being bitten by a shark off Reunion Island Saturday.

The incident occurred off l’Etang Salé beach on the island’s western coast

She was swimming with a friend when the shark grabbed her leg and tried to drag her underwater.

The victim was able to fight back and escape.

She was taken to a hospital in Saint-Pierre where she died of cardiac arrest.

According to Shark Year Magazine  It was reported the area where the incident occurred was closed to swimmers due to the presence of sharks and local authorities had just me last week to see about opening the area back up to ” nautical activities”.

The location has been marked on the 2015 shark bites/attack map.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family.

This is the second fatal incident of 2015, the first occurred on 2/9/15  in Australia.

Direct link to the video which is in French Here

Google translation of the Video description below:

Following the attack that took the life of a girl of 22 years on Saturday night at Etang -Salé, while she was bathing a few meters from the shore in an unauthorized area, Mayor Jean -Claude Lacouture responded . “The greatest caution,” he insisted. Images: E.Mvé

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