This is so sad and so scary all rolled up into one!
On the island of Reunion next to the Indian Ocean, authorities are saying that a teenage girl was attacked and killed by a shark while snorkeling very close to the beach shore.
The area had been on the highest alert because of reported sharks in the area, but for a shark to come so near the beach is not a normal thing to happen.
And it has everyone on the island very shook up!
The island Reunion is east of Madagascar near the East African coast.
The girl was vacationing on the French island, but lived on the French mainland - the girl's friend was also swimming with her, but thankfully was not harmed.
We are so sad to hear such a young lady has lost her life at such a very young age.
We hope no one goes into the water in this area anymore unless they take every precaution there is - and even then - please be on the lookout for any danger!
[Image via Wikimedia Commons.]
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