Published: Sat, November 09, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Edinburgh man named feared dead in shark attack

Edinburgh man named feared dead in shark attack

Shark attacks are common in Reunion and since 2011 there have been 27 with 11 proving fatal.

The 44-year-old man was last seen snorkelling off the French island of Reunion, near Madagascar on Saturday.

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Mr Turner, who moved to Scotland with Verity from near Manchester 15 years ago and married his partner in 2014, has was called "kind" and "a very English eccentric" by friends who said he worked as an administrator at Scotland's land registry. Turner had been missing since November 02.

Further investigations will be carried out on the sharks and the contents of their stomachs examined.

"These remote volcanic islands rising up from the sea floor and provide good habitat for fishes including large sharks", he said, including tiger, bull and Galapagos sharks.

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The Hermitage Lagoon is famous for its smooth, shallow waters of now not as a lot as 6ft and its dense coral reef, which serves as a barrier that helps buy sharks out.

Many of its beaches don't allow swimming but tourists often ignore the bans.

It is not know whether the shark killed him or he drowned and was later eaten by it. "But because they have a near completely undiscerning palate, they are not likely to swim away after biting a human, as great whites frequently do".

A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office told The Guardian: "We are providing support to the family of a British man who died while snorkeling in La Réunion and are in contact with the local authorities".

On a visit last month to Reunion, French President Emmanuel Macron said his government was doing everything possible to deal with the shark crisis.

The tourist's remains were only found after local researchers pulled five sharks from the Indian Ocean to study on Monday and Tuesday, The Guardian reported.

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