November 10, 2019 11:00 AM
She was recognized for the wedding ring she wore
The hand of a missing British tourist was found inside the stomach of a tiger shark, after the man was on Reunion Island, in France.
The limb of the 44-year-old man, originally from Scotland, could be recognized thanks to the wedding ring he wore.
Local media reported that the man disappeared while diving in Hermitage Lagoon, offshore Saint-Gilles, where he was walking along with his wife.
The man had gone swimming, but did not return. Upon realizing the situation, his wife alerted the authorities and began a search with ships and a helicopter.
Divers searched around a coral reef in the area; there were also patrols on land with tracking dogs, however, the missing person was not found.
Just this week the tiger shark was spotted near a tourist area of Reunion Island, so it was hunted to prevent attacks on the spot. The corresponding marine autopsy was performed on the marine animal, which brought with it a macabre discovery.
To his surprise, the authorities found the missing man's hand with the wedding ring, but unfortunately they did not find the rest of the body.
So far it is unknown if the man died of drowning and the animal swallowed it later or if the shark attack caused him to die.
With information from News
Published by: YUCATAN NEWS