Scottish tourist suspected dead after hand and wedding ring found inside shark

A Scottish tourist is suspected to have died in a shark attack after his severed hand and wedding ring were found inside the animal.

The 44-year-old man was last seen snorkelling off the French island of Reunion, near Madagascar, on Saturday 2nd November.

It is believed he was on a week-long holiday with his wife in Saint-Gilles.

His hand, identified by his wedding ring, was found inside a tiger shark which was caught for research purposes. 

The shark was among several caught on Monday and Tuesday in the Indian Ocean by the Centre de Securite Requin (CSR). It was found just over four miles (7km) from the lagoon where the man was last seen.

It is not yet known whether the man drowned and was subsequently eaten by the shark, or whether he was attacked by it.

Source : BBC News