Local resident Olivier Angeloz’s death has given more weight to theories surrounding Scottish tourist Richard Turner’s death earlier this month. Mr Angeloz drowned off the coast of Reunion Island where Mr Turner was swimming previously. The speculation is now that Mr Turner was already dead by the time he was eaten by the shark on his holiday.
Mr Turner, a-44 year-old Scottish land registry worker, was snorkelling with his wife at the time in the Indian ocean.
His severed hand was found inside a tiger shark caught off the paradise isle.
The hand was still wearing a wedding ring.
But police investigating the death of Mr Angeloz, said he had “got into difficulties”.
The death marks the second in a week in the area
Mr Turner was snorkelling with his wife on holiday
A source said: “Two fit men, both excellent swimmers, have died there in a week.”
Another added: “Mr Angeloz’s tragic death supports the belief that the lagoon is not as safe as the authorities say it is.”
“It looks like Mr Turner drowned then his body was swept out to sea, where the shark ate it.”
DNA testing and the contents of the shark’s stomach confirmed the body parts were Mr Turner’s but the cause of the death specifically remains inconclusive.
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The waters are known to be shark infested
A source investigating the attack on the British tourist said: “It is feared that the hand belonged to a tourist who was reported missing on Saturday afternoon by his wife.
“The tourist and his wife were spending a week on the island and he had gone out swimming in the Hermitage Lagoon, off Saint-Gilles, alone on Saturday.
“When he did not get back, his wife sounded the alarm, and a full search was launched, involving boats and a helicopter.
“Divers searched around a coral reef in the area, and there were also patrols on land involving sniffer dogs. Sadly, the man could not be found.”
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The shark that ate Mr Turner was identified as a Tiger Shark
The remains of the dolphin found on the Cornish beach
There are reportedly frequent attacks in the area.
Reunion Island is located off the Indian Ocean, 500 miles away from Madagascar.
The species of shark involved in the incident, Tiger shark is the second most likely species to attack humans.
The news of another death in area comes as locals in Cornwall increasingly expect the presence of Great White off the British coast after the mutilated body dolphin has washed up on a Cornish beach.
The dolphin’s bottom half was completely missing and what was left was covered in bite marks.
Locals in the Harlan Bay near Padstow fear that the gruesome find could mean a shark attack close buy.
One witness who came across the mutilated dolphin carcass said: “My initial thought when I saw it was a shark attack.
“You can see what looks like teeth marks and I just can’t think of anything else that could have done this.
“It is terrifying if true. The flesh wouldn’t have just rotted away like that.”
Locals suspect a great white off the Cornish coast
Warmer sea temperatures are thought be attracting new species – including hammerhead sharks and great whites – from the Mediterranean and Africa.
Ashley Lane, who runs Ashley’s Fishing Trips from Paignton, South Devon, said: “Great white sharks are there now, I’m sure of it.
“I speak to a lot of fishermen who say they have seen them. Species like this swimming off the Devon coast would be a great thing and definitely good for my trade – people would love to see that.”