Bride heard 'awful scream' as shark hit


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The widow of a man killed by a shark during their honeymoon in the Seychelles has described hearing his "awful scream", having been reassured earlier that there was no danger in the water.

Gemma Redmond said she could see husband Ian's snorkel from the beach when the shark attacked. "I heard this 'Help', and I thought at first he was sneezing. And then I heard it again – I heard 'Help' and the most awful scream."

Mrs Redmond told the BBC that a hotel receptionist had said: "The Seychelles are (in) very safe waters" – even though another man had been killed by a shark earlier this month.

The owner of a nearby restaurant said that Mr Redmond had lost an arm and had a badly damaged leg and holes in his chest and stomach. Another local heard Mrs Redmond say she "still had hope" for her husband in the aftermath of the attack, which happened 10 days after the Lancashire couple celebrated their wedding.