Shark Attack In New Caledonia Kills French Surfer

NOUMEA, New Caledonia — Police say a shark has killed a young French surfer in the waters off the French territory of New Caledonia in the south Pacific.

Police commander Alain Bouedo says the 19-year-old surfer was swimming back to his boat early Friday when the shark sank its jaws into his arm and leg, causing fatal injuries.

The young man was dead by the time doctors arrived.

Seven other shark attacks have been recorded in New Caledonia in the past two years, including one that was fatal.