Seychelles shark attack victim's widow mourns loss

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Posted: Aug 17, 2011 11:11 AM
Seychelles shark attack victim's widow mourns loss

The widow of a Briton killed in a shark attack says his death off the coast of Africa has left a gaping hole that will never be filled.

British honeymooner Ian Redmond died Tuesday as he swam off Anse Lazio beach, on the island of Paslin, in the Seychelles. His wife, Gemma, said they were "having so much fun" on their dream honeymoon in the Indian Ocean archipelago before the tragedy occurred.

The 30-year-old is the second tourist this month to die from a shark attack in the same area. Britain's Press Association says government officials have issued a ban on swimming in certain areas until the shark is captured.

The East African nation is reliant on tourism and fishing. Prince William and Kate Middleton spent their 10-day honeymoon there.