Shark Kills Bodyboarder On Reunion Island

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MARCH 6, 2017: Recently, a 26 year old man was body boarding on the waters of Reunion Island. He was attacked and killed by a shark. This was the 20th shark attack to happen on this island since 2011. There have been eight deadly shark attacks and it doesn't matter what the authorities in the area have been trying to do to stop this issue. People still want to swim and bodyboard in the dangerous areas.  How do you feel about this? Would you travel to this island knowing that there are sharks in the waters?

A’Myri Thornton is a 8th grade scholar at Friendship Tech Prep Academy.