Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 December 2014

Jamaican fisherman killed by sharks

Sharks have killed a spear fisherman off southern Jamaica
Sharks have killed a spear fisherman off southern Jamaica

A spear fisherman has been killed by sharks off southern Jamaica.

Police said George Facey, 68, from the western town of Savanna-la-Mar was among a group of fishermen who encountered sharks while diving off a remote cay three miles off the south coast.

Mr Facey was bitten several times and his companions managed to retrieve his bleeding body, which was returned to shore.

The type of sharks that killed Mr Facey was not immediately known.

Earlier this year an 18-year-old fisherman was severely wounded by a shark in Black River, another coastal community in southern Jamaica.

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