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PNG Shark Bites French Man

  • September 13th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

shark-tiger.jpeg png-seafront.jpgAn economist working at the European Union office in Port Moresby was bitten by a large tiger shark while kite surfing off-shore near the city on Sunday.

png-eu-office.jpgThomas Viot, 30, was airlifted to Brisbane for surgery on a lacerated leg.

png-moresby.jpg png-moresby-port.jpgHe said that during two and a half years in  Papua New Guinea he had seen several sharks and suffered an attack from a stingray.

While he had lost a lot of blood in the last incident, he’d still be going back to kite surfing after getting better.

Reference

shark-cartoon.jpegAFP, Paris, “Shark savages French diplomat in PNG”, 12.9.11. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iTVjP_ii0CXA5db2CCA4oRulUquA?docId=CNG.7117c80329abaf0a5e8b8239df4d7524.2a1, (13.9.11).

Pictures

Tiger shark; Port Moresby sea front; EU office Port Moresby; townscape and harbour … reefed.edu.au, intranet.landmark.edu

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