Tuesday 6 December 2016

Shark kills man during sea rescue off Aruba

Published 21/12/2015 | 14:56

The man was killed by a shark while awaiting rescue off Aruba
The man was killed by a shark while awaiting rescue off Aruba

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 s pokesman 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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