Woman mauled by shark in French Polynesia

A shark swims through coral. Picture: RNZ

A tourist has been badly injured in a shark attack in French Polynesia.

Media reports say the 35-year-old woman was swimming off Moorea when she was mauled by a white pointer.

Reports say she suffered injuries to her arms and chest but remained conscious.

She has been flown to hospital to Tahiti.

Shark attacks in French Polynesia are rare.

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