41-year-old man killed by a shark in Samoa

A 41-year-old man has been killed by a shark in Samoa when he swam to deal with a dolphin carcass.

As first reported by Radio Polynesia, the dead risso dolphin was first seen in Asaga and then floated to Lano.

Witnesses reported the dolphin was leaving a trail of blood and the man was attacked by several sharks.

He was taken to hospital but succumbed to his injuries.