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British tourist attacked by shark

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British tourist attacked by shark

A British tourist is in critical condition after a shark attack in Trinidad and Tobago.

British tourist attacked by shark

The government has closed seven beaches and a marine park in response.

The attack happened at Turtle Beach on Tobago’s northwest coast. Witnesses at a beach hotel saw the shark attack the man, who was waist-deep in the water.

British tourist attacked by shark

Others in the water tried to fight off the shark while it attacked. Officials reported shark sightings in the Grafton area and Buccoo Reef Marine Park.

The closures aim to investigate and deal with the shark threat. The Foreign Office is assisting the injured British man’s family.

 

Last year, there were 69 unprovoked and 22 provoked shark attacks worldwide, with 14 fatalities.

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