West Australian man in his 50s, whose name has not been released, bitten while kitesurfing inside the reef at Koumac

A shark has bitten and killed an Australian kitesurfer off New Caledonia in the second fatal attack in the South Pacific territory in six months, officials say.

“The man in his 50s was kitesurfing inside the reef at Koumac. He fell and was bitten,” Nicolas Renaud, head of the archipelago’s marine rescue coordination centre, said on Tuesday.

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Source: Guardian Environment