- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 9, 2013

A French honeymooner was killed by a shark in front of his new wife as he was surfing off the shores of Reunion.

According to The Daily Mail, the 36-year-old was near the beach of Brisants de Saint-Gilles on the French-controlled island when the shark charged him twice.

He suffered bites through his arm and thigh and suffered massive blood loss and respiratory failure, AFP reports.

Reunion is a volcanic island east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. Shark’s have killed three people there in the past two years.

The man’s wife is currently being treated for shock, The Daily Mail reports.