Praslin Island, Seychelles (Pic: Getty Images) A British bride watched in horror yesterday as her husband was killed by a shark on their honeymoon. Ian Redmond, 30, was savaged as he snorkelled about twenty yards off shore and suffered appalling injuries to his leg and arm. His 27-year-old bride Gemma Houghton had been sunbathing when she was alerted by his piercing cries and ran to the water’s edge. Advertisement >> It happened in Anse Lazio on the island of Praslin which boasts one of the world’s most beautiful beaches and comes just two weeks after a French tourist was killed by a shark in the area. As the honeymooner was attacked, a holidaymaker dragged him on board his dinghy and his fellow crew members fought desperately to save him. And as the drama unfolded, his wife ran over and screamed: "That’s my husband. We were just married." One tourist said: "We heard screaming and people started running down the beach towards the water. "Someone had seen a fin sticking out of the water and then we saw a dinghy pulling him out. I saw the swimmer who was missing a huge chunk of flesh from his left leg, so much so that I could see the bone of his thigh. "He was sickeningly pale but he still had his flippers on both feet." The tourist said the wife was distressed and added: "Someone grabbed her and tried to keep her away. "People all over the beach were just hugging whoever was close to them or trying to keep any children from witnessing what was going on." He said one of the holidaymakers administering first aid was a doctor and added: "The damage was too great. We kept his wife away from the body because it was too horrific to see." He was taken by ambulance to hospital about twenty minutes after being brought to shore but was thought to be already dead. Chantal Andre, who works at Anse Lazio’s beach restaurant, said: "I went to the hospital with the man’s wife and it was just awful. "She wasn’t crying at all, she just couldn’t believe he was dead. I suppose she was in total shock." Shark attacks are rare in the Seychelles but the death of the honeymooner comes after the death of French diver, 36-year-old Nicolas Virolle. His death was the first shark attack in the area since a fisherman was killed in 1963. Michael Gardette, a development official in Praslin, said: "I have been diving for the last 40 years and I have never encountered any problems. "Sharks are actually very rare because they are hunted for their meat and fins. "Seychelles is one of the safest countries for diving." Prince William and Kate spent their honeymoon in a luxurious villa in the 115 island Seychelles. Villas can cost up to £10,000 a night and the islands are popular with stars like Liz Hurley, Jennifer Aniston, Pierce Brosnan and Harry Potter author JK Rowling. Many of the beaches around Praslin were closed after the latest attack. The most common shark in the area is the whale shark but it only feeds on plankton and microscopic plants. Alain St Ange, Praslin’s director of tourism, said: "We are taking this very seriously. If there is a rogue shark out there we will try to catch it. "We have requested shark experts from South Africa to come over to the Seychelles to help us identify the type of shark it could be."