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Post  Panda on Wed 17 Aug - 16:42

Wife Pays Tribute To Husband Killed By Shark





3:40pm UK, Wednesday August 17, 2011

The wife of a British man killed in a horrific shark attack during their
honeymoon has paid tribute to her "special husband" and thanked him for "nine
years of joy".











Gemma Redmond said the loss of her 30-year-old husband Ian had "left a gaping
hole in our hearts that will never be filled".

Mrs Redmond, 27, was sitting on the beach watching her husband snorkelling
just metres away when he was attacked at Anse Lazio beach, on the island of
Praslin, Seychelles.

The newlyweds, from Lancashire, had married less than two weeks earlier.

Witnesses described how first aid was given to him after he was brought to
the beach.

He had lost one arm and had serious wounds to his legs and chest.

Jeanne Vargiolu, 56, the owner of Le Chevalier restaurant on the beach, said
she saw Mrs Redmond saying she "still had hope" for her husband while he lay on
the beach with horrific injuries.



The couple had only been married for two weeks



But police said he had "no chance of surviving" because of the nature of his
injuries.

Ms Vargiolu told Sky News: "I heard an ambulance was coming to the beach and
I went around and saw somebody on the floor.

"I asked a policeman and he said it was a shark attack."

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are providing consular assistance to the
next of kin."

In a statement issued through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mrs
Redmond paid tribute to her husband: "I loved him so much and he was a very
special husband, a thoughtful son and a devoted brother."




We were having so much fun and we were so excited about our future
together.
Wife Gemma Redmond

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