Saint-Denis (dpa) - According to media reports, researchers have found human remains in a shark on the French island of Reunion. The veterinarians had discovered two arms in a tiger shark, media reported on Saturday.
The identity of the dead was also determined using a bracelet. The news channel Franceinfo reported on its website that it was a 70-year-old man who had not returned from a kayak tour on the west coast of the island in the Indian Ocean in early December. A DNA test is currently being carried out.
The shark caught on a research trip was around three and a half meters long, the report said. At first it could not be determined whether the man from the shark was killed or was already dead. Around the French overseas department there are frequent shark attacks. There have been 24 attacks since 2011, the AFP news agency reported. Eleven of them were fatal. The sharks mostly attack surfers or bodyboarders, which they mistake for prey.
Report at Franceinfo