11 Mar 2009

New Caledonia residents of Bourail shocked over shark attack

12:16 pm on 11 March 2009

Residents of Bourail in New Caledonia have expressed shock over the death of a 19-year student who was killed in a shark attack last week.

Kevin Hannecart was attacked by a 3.5 to 4 meter long shark last Friday at a surfing beach in Bourail.

Our correspondent, Claudine Wery, says this was the first fatal shark attack in the area.

She says attempts to capture the shark have been unsuccessful.