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The severed hand and wedding ring of a missing tourist have been found inside a tiger shark in the Indian Ocean

A photograph of a tiger shark taken off Grand Bahama Island in the Caribbean. This is not the shark that attacked off Réunion Island.Brave Wilderness/YouTube

A 44-year-old British tourist went missing after going swimming alone in Hermitage Lagoon, off Réunion Island, a tropical outcrop in the Indian Ocean, last weekend.Researchers on Wednesday found a severed hand with a wedding ring inside a tiger shark's stomach near where he went missing, multiple reports say.Investigators believe the man has died, but whether he was attacked by the shark, or had drowned before being eaten by the shark, is not yet clear.Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

The severed hand and wedding ring of a 44-year-old British tourist has been found inside a tiger shark off the coast of Réunion island, a tropical outcrop in the Indian Ocean, multiple reports say.

Researchers found the hand inside the shark's stomach on Wednesday, The Scotsman and the local Réunion La 1ère reported. The shark had been one of five caught earlier this week for research purposes, the outlets reported.

The tourist went missing on Saturday after going swimming in the Hermitage Lagoon alone on Saturday, during a week-long holiday with his wife, The Sun reported. The newspaper identified the couple as an English couple who moved to Scotland 15 years ago.

A map showing Réunion Island, where a UK man's hand and wedding ring was found inside a tiger shark on Wednesday.Google Maps/Insider

He had left her for just a few minutes, the BBC reported, citing local resident Erick Quelquejeu. When he didn't come back, the wife alerted authorities, who dispatched helicopters, planes, swimmers, and boats to look for him — to no avail for multiple days.

The shark was caught just over four miles from Hermitage Lagoon, the BBC reported. The wife later identified her husband's hand by his wedding ring, La 1ère reported.

Investigators believe the man has died, but whether he was attacked by the shark, or had drowned before being eaten by the shark, is not yet clear, the BBC and The Sun reported.

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) told Insider in a statement  We are providing support to the family of a British man who died while snorkeling in La Reunion and are in contact with the local authorities.

A photograph of a different tiger shark taken off Grand Bahama Island in the Caribbean. This is not the shark that attacked off Réunion Island.Brave Wilderness/YouTube

The Sun identified the man as Richard Martyn Turner, and said he and his wife had traveled to Réunion to celebrate her 40th birthday.

The newspaper added that the tiger shark was nine feet long. Tiger sharks can grow more than 18 feet long and weigh more than 1,200 pounds, National Geographic reported.

They thrive in warm water and eat almost anything, with a record of attacking humans only surpassed by the great white shark, the magazine said.

There have been two fatal shark attacks in Réunion this year, the BBC reported, and local authorities banned swimming and water sports on almost all of the island's beaches in 2013.

There were a total of 130 shark attacks worldwide in 2018, the Florida Museum of Natural History said.

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The severed hand and wedding ring of a missing tourist have been found inside a tiger shark in the Indian Ocean

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A 44-year-old British tourist went missing after going swimming alone in Hermitage Lagoon, off Réunion Island, a tropical outcrop in the Indian Ocean, last weekend. Researchers on Wednesday found a severed hand with a wedding ring inside a tiger shark's stomach near where he went missing, multiple reports say. Investigators believe the man has died, but whether he was attacked by the shark, or had drowned before being eaten by the shark, is not yet clear. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The severed hand and wedding ring of a 44-year-old British tourist has been found inside a tiger shark off the coast of Réunion island, a tropical outcrop in the Indian Ocean, multiple reports say. Researchers found the hand inside the shark's stomach on Wednesday, The Scotsman and the local Réunion La 1ère reported. The shark had been one of five caught earlier this week for research purposes, the outlets reported. The tourist went missing on Saturday after going swimming in the Hermitage Lagoon alone on Saturday, during a week-long holiday with his wife, The Sun reported. The newspaper identified the couple as an English couple who moved to Scotland 15 years ago. He had left her for just a few minutes, the BBC reported, citing local resident Erick Quelquejeu. When he didn't come back, the wife alerted authorities, who dispatched helicopters, planes, swimmers, and boats to look for him — to no avail for multiple days. The shark was caught just over four miles from Hermitage Lagoon, the BBC reported. The wife later identified her husband's hand by his wedding ring, La 1ère reported. Investigators believe the man has died, but whether he was attacked by the shark, or had drowned before being eaten by the shark, is not yet clear, the BBC and The Sun reported. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) told Insider in a statement  We are providing support to the family of a British man who died while snorkeling in La Reunion and are in contact with the local authorities. The Sun identified the man as Richard Martyn Turner, and said he and his wife had traveled to Réunion to celebrate her 40th birthday. The newspaper added that the tiger shark was nine feet long. Tiger sharks can grow more than 18 feet long and weigh more than 1,200 pounds, National Geographic reported. They thrive in warm water and eat almost anything, with a record of attacking humans only surpassed by the great white shark, the magazine said. There have been two fatal shark attacks in Réunion this year, the BBC reported, and local authorities banned swimming and water sports on almost all of the island's beaches in 2013. There were a total of 130 shark attacks worldwide in 2018, the Florida Museum of Natural History said. Read more: A British tourist had his foot bitten off by a shark while snorkeling off the coast of Australia A Florida dad's chilling drone photo shows a shark beneath the water swimming toward his kids A 17-year-old who was bitten by a shark off the coast of North Carolina says 'sharks are still good people' This surfer's paradise is known for deadly shark attacks

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The severed hand and wedding ring of a missing tourist have been found inside a tiger shark in the Indian OceanThe severed hand and wedding ring of a missing tourist have been found inside a tiger shark in the Indian Ocean

A 44-year-old British tourist went missing...

The severed hand and wedding ring of a missing tourist have been found inside a tiger shark in the Indian Ocean

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The severed hand and wedding ring of a missing tourist have been found inside a tiger shark in the Indian Ocean

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2019-11-08T14:49:28+01:00

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A 44-year-old British tourist went missing after going swimming alone in Hermitage Lagoon, off Réunion Island, a tropical outcrop in the Indian Ocean, last weekend. Researchers on Wednesday found a severed hand with a wedding ring inside a tiger shark's stomach near where he went missing, multiple reports say. Investigators believe the man has died, but whether he was attacked by the shark, or had drowned before being eaten by the shark, is not yet clear. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The severed hand and wedding ring of a 44-year-old British tourist has been found inside a tiger shark off the coast of Réunion island, a tropical outcrop in the Indian Ocean, multiple reports say. Researchers found the hand inside the shark's stomach on Wednesday, The Scotsman and the local Réunion La 1ère reported. The shark had been one of five caught earlier this week for research purposes, the outlets reported. The tourist went missing on Saturday after going swimming in the Hermitage Lagoon alone on Saturday, during a week-long holiday with his wife, The Sun reported. The newspaper identified the couple as an English couple who moved to Scotland 15 years ago. He had left her for just a few minutes, the BBC reported, citing local resident Erick Quelquejeu. When he didn't come back, the wife alerted authorities, who dispatched helicopters, planes, swimmers, and boats to look for him — to no avail for multiple days. The shark was caught just over four miles from Hermitage Lagoon, the BBC reported. The wife later identified her husband's hand by his wedding ring, La 1ère reported. Investigators believe the man has died, but whether he was attacked by the shark, or had drowned before being eaten by the shark, is not yet clear, the BBC and The Sun reported. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) told Insider in a statement  We are providing support to the family of a British man who died while snorkeling in La Reunion and are in contact with the local authorities. The Sun identified the man as Richard Martyn Turner, and said he and his wife had traveled to Réunion to celebrate her 40th birthday. The newspaper added that the tiger shark was nine feet long. Tiger sharks can grow more than 18 feet long and weigh more than 1,200 pounds, National Geographic reported. They thrive in warm water and eat almost anything, with a record of attacking humans only surpassed by the great white shark, the magazine said. There have been two fatal shark attacks in Réunion this year, the BBC reported, and local authorities banned swimming and water sports on almost all of the island's beaches in 2013. There were a total of 130 shark attacks worldwide in 2018, the Florida Museum of Natural History said. Read more: A British tourist had his foot bitten off by a shark while snorkeling off the coast of Australia A Florida dad's chilling drone photo shows a shark beneath the water swimming toward his kids A 17-year-old who was bitten by a shark off the coast of North Carolina says 'sharks are still good people' This surfer's paradise is known for deadly shark attacks

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