Tuesday 27 September 2016

Man dies after being attacked by shark while being rescued after ship sinks

Published 22/12/2015 | 08:10

Man dies after being attacked by shark while being rescued after ship sinks. File picture
Man dies after being attacked by shark while being rescued after ship sinks. File picture

One of 11 Venezuelan men whose boat capsized near Aruba has died after being attacked by a shark while being rescued.

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Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard spokesman Roderick Gouverneur said the man was clinging to a buoy and was attacked as a rescuer suspended from a helicopter tried to grab him.

He died on his way to hospital.

Two other men died when the boat sank. The men were travelling from Bonaire to Aruba to sell whiskey.

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