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Hand with wedding ring of missing tourist found in shark off coast of Réunion
nypost.com ^ | November 7, 2019 | Yaron Steinbuch

Posted on 11/08/2019 9:55:44 AM PST by lowbridge

The hand of a Scottish tourist who was last seen snorkeling off the French island of Réunion, near Madagascar, was found in the stomach of a tiger shark — and he was identified by the wedding ring still on a finger.

The 44-year-old man, who has not been identified, went missing Saturday while swimming off the coast of the Indian Ocean island, according to the Guardian.

His wife identified the ring, which was recovered during an autopsy of the shark, one of five caught for research purposes on Monday and Tuesday by the Centre de Securite Requin, according to local TV channel Réunion La 1ère.

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1 posted on 11/08/2019 9:55:44 AM PST by lowbridge
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There’s so much we can learn from Sharks.


2 posted on 11/08/2019 9:58:51 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: lowbridge

The shark claims that the Scotsman asked him if he needed a hand.


3 posted on 11/08/2019 9:59:46 AM PST by Meatspace
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To: lowbridge

his wife also said,” he was wearing a hat”


4 posted on 11/08/2019 10:04:49 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: lowbridge

A shark and an Irishman went swimming...


5 posted on 11/08/2019 10:05:06 AM PST by Bullish (My tagline ran off with another man.)
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To: lowbridge

the shark was later heard to say “Stay away from that mediteranian restaurant- it’s horrible! I asked for a HAM sandwich, and what do they give me? Just terrible! “


6 posted on 11/08/2019 10:10:14 AM PST by Bob434
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To: lowbridge

I quit travelling to Mexico years ago. Got stung by a jellyfish and haven’t been swimming in the ocean since.


7 posted on 11/08/2019 10:10:26 AM PST by umgud
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OMG I was stung by a jelly fish in Hawaii in 1978 I also have not been in the ocean since then that was the most God awful pain and infection I have ever had!!! I live right on the beach in CA. and refuse to go in the water!!!


8 posted on 11/08/2019 10:18:24 AM PST by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)
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To: blueunicorn6
Natalie Wood and sharks...


9 posted on 11/08/2019 10:18:29 AM PST by newfreep ("INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" - DAVID HOROWITZ)
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To: lowbridge

The waters around Reunion Island are among the most dangerous in the world as far as shark attacks, you’d have to be suicidal to swim there. This was a tiger shark, but the area is home to a large bull shark population also.


10 posted on 11/08/2019 10:19:11 AM PST by Stevenc131
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It takes some kind of idiot to snorkel in a well known shark infested area.


11 posted on 11/08/2019 10:22:50 AM PST by Conserv ( b)
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To: newfreep

Natalie Wood? Didn’t she sleep with the fishes? I guess it would be napped with the fishes since she was found .


12 posted on 11/08/2019 10:29:58 AM PST by csvset (tolerance becomes a crime when attached to evil)
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To: Trump Girl Kit Cat

I got stung near the Santa Monica in the 70’s.


13 posted on 11/08/2019 10:32:22 AM PST by umgud
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To: csvset

Natalie Wood: The only wood that doesn’t float.


14 posted on 11/08/2019 10:33:41 AM PST by Cowboy Bob ("Other People's Money" = The life blood of Liberalism)
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To: lowbridge
"The hand of a Scottish tourist...snorkeling off the French island of Réunion,...was found in the stomach of a tiger shark..."

Let's not jump to any conclusions here.
Maybe the hand was floating in the water and just happened to get ingested by the poor shark - heavens! he could have choked on it.

Or, the police might have planted that hand on/in the shark....

15 posted on 11/08/2019 10:35:22 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("I will now proceed to entangle the entire area".)
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To: lowbridge

Best disappearing act I’ve ever seen!

Are this guy AND Obama Bin Laden are really DEAD /s

Osama! (darn spell check)


16 posted on 11/08/2019 10:39:32 AM PST by faucetman (Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: lowbridge

“Steve was delicious” (obscure reference)


17 posted on 11/08/2019 10:41:39 AM PST by Hoffer Rand (God be greater than the worries in my life, be stronger than the weakness in my mind, be magnified.)
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To: lowbridge

He can’t be identified yet someone recognized the wedding ring in the shark. Isn’t that a clue that next of kin are aware?


18 posted on 11/08/2019 10:42:58 AM PST by OrangeHoof (The Democrats - Unafraid to burn in Hell.)
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To: faucetman

I see what you did there. ;)


19 posted on 11/08/2019 10:44:57 AM PST by EvilCapitalist (If it takes a bloodbath, let's get it over with. No more appeasement. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Stevenc131
Between 2010 and 2017, 23 shark attacks occurred in the waters of Réunion, of which nine were fatal. In July 2013, the Prefect of Réunion Michel Lalande announced a ban on swimming, surfing, and bodyboarding off more than half of the coast. Lalande also said 45 bull sharks and 45 tiger sharks would be culled, in addition to the 20 already killed as part of scientific research into the illness ciguatera.

Darwin Award winner...

20 posted on 11/08/2019 11:00:25 AM PST by kiryandil (The Media & the DNC tells you who you're gonna vote for. We CHOSE Trump.)
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