COMMENT: A swimming ban imposed after the attacks will continue will continue small-mesh exclusion nets are installed at the attack site as well as at adjacent beaches. British honeymooner Ian Redmond was killed last month while in the sea off Anse Lazio beach -- a famous beauty spot on the archipelago's Praslin island -- while his newly-wed wife watched on helplessly. The attack happened in the same area where a shark attacked and killed 36-year-old French tourist Nicolas Francois Xavier Virolle earlier in August.
The expert from South Africa has concluded that large tiger sharks estimated at four-meters in length (13 feet) were responsible for both attacks, although it cannot be definitely determined whether one shark was responsible for both attacks. Shark attacks are rare in the Seychelles, with the last reported fatal attack occurring before the recent killings in 1963.