Another Shark Attack at Reunion

Non-fatal but fully-terrifying

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St. Leu, one of the most beautiful—and, because of sharks, deadly—places to surf in the world. Photo: Joli

Details are still a bit vague, but there’s been another shark attack on Reunion Island, this time at the fabled lefthander St. Leu.

South African expat Davy Stolk, who runs a surf shop in Reunion, told Zig Zag Magazine that it was the first time anybody had surfed St. Leu in a month. The attacked surfer was paddling in through the channel when he was bit on the forearm. The wounds don’t appear to have been life threatening. Local surfer Alain Courtois told us that a group of surfers were able to tie a leash around the victim’s arm and get him safely to shore. No word yet on the severity of the injury.

It’s the 18th attack in the last four years. Seven of those attacks were deadly.