Shark kills teen boy off island of La Reunion

Shark kills teen boy off island of La Reunion

LES AIGRETTES, France - A 13-year-old boy was attacked and killed by a shark Sunday off the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, authorities said, the seventh such deadly attack since 2011.

The shark tore off the boy's limbs and part of his stomach as he was swimming in an off-limits section of the ocean off the west coast of the island.

It was the 16th shark attack on the island since 2011 and the seventh loss of life.

In February, island authorities extended until February 2016 a law prohibiting swimming and other water-based activities such as surfing and windsurfing except in special areas.

This measure has resulted in a dramatic decline in tourism on the island lying to the east of Madagascar.

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