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Newlywed killed by 6-foot shark while honeymooning with bride......

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Newlywed killed by 6-foot shark while honeymooning with bride in Seychelles

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 4:00 AM


30-year-old Ian Redmond (left) was killed by a 6-foot shark while honeymooning in the Seychelles' island of Praslin with his wife, Gemma Houghton, Tuesday.
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30-year-old Ian Redmond (left) was killed by a 6-foot shark while honeymooning in the Seychelles' island of Praslin with his wife, Gemma Houghton, Tuesday.

A British newlywed honeymooning in the Seychelles was fatally attacked by a shark as his bride watched helplessly from the beach Tuesday.

The honeymoon horror happened as Ian Redmond, 30, was snorkeling off the island of Praslin. He was attacked by a 6-foot-long "rogue" shark, The Telegraph reported.

Redmond's wife, Gemma Houghton, 27, whom he had married just two weeks ago, was sunbathing at the time. She ran for help, screaming: "That's my husband!" the paper reported.

Beachgoers who witnessed the gory attack were appalled.

"I saw a swimmer who was missing a huge chunk of flesh from his left leg - so much so that I could see the bone of his thigh," one tourist told The Telegraph.

"He was sickeningly pale, but still had flippers on both feet," the tourist said. 

Witnesses who were riding in a dinghy when Redmond was attacked reportedly pulled him from the water, but he later died at an area hospital because he had lost too much blood, the paper reported.

Redmond's death was the second fatal shark attack reported at the Anse Lazio beach on Praslin. French tourist Nicolas Francois Virolle, 36, was killed Aug. 2, The Guardian reported.

With the man-eater or man-eaters still lurking in the waters off the coast of Praslin, officials banned swimming at Anse Lazio and closed all neighboring beaches, it was reported.

Shark specialists from South Africa were also expected to come to the island to hunt the marine monster or monsters. 

gresto-montero@nydailynews.com



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marlene992
by Marlene-Cubantina on Aug. 17, 2011 at 11:41 AM

Soo sad

krise
by Christine-Arizona on Aug. 17, 2011 at 11:50 AM
wow so sad.
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mstrendygirl
by Irene-Mexicana on Aug. 17, 2011 at 12:39 PM

oh my so sad

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by Lluvia-Mexicana on Aug. 17, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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by LXS-Mexicana on Aug. 17, 2011 at 4:15 PM
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