Reports are coming in that a woman has been flown to RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire after being attacked by a shark in the South Atlantic. The woman, who works for the government of St Helena, was attacked while swimming off Ascension Island.
It's reported that her husband punched the shark to scare it. The woman, named locally as Frankie Gonsalves, had been snorkelling in English Bay. She was taken to hospital before being flown to the UK for further treatment.
Saint Helena and Ascension are remote islands between South America and Africa.
RMS St Helena, which serves the island, is currently being repaired in South Africa. The recently opened airport is not currently being used for scheduled air services.
Recently ITV Meridian carried a series of reports from St Helena. A substantial number of ex "Saints' live in the South and South East of England.
Sussex surfer Darren Mills has told how he fought off a shark by punching it in the face. Darren, from Crawley, was attacked off New Zealand's south island. He repelled the great white shark with a single blow. John Ryall reports.
Two fisherman from the South coast have caught the biggest shark ever reeled in off the coast of Britain. It took two hours for Wayne Comben and Graeme Pullen to reel in the 14 foot thresher shark which was roughly the same size as their boat.
Here, Wayne Comben talks about how he battled for two hours with a thresher shark.
Here's more video as Wayne Comben fought to reel in a 14ft shark, about a mile South of St Catherine's Point, on the Isle of Wight.
This is the moment Wayne Comben, from Hampshire, battled to reel in a thresher shark - said the be the biggest ever caught in British waters.
The biggest shark ever caught in British waters has been reeled in off the South coast.
Fishing fanatic Wayne Comben battled for two hours to pull in the thresher shark which measured 14ft and was almost as big as his 17ft boat!
Wayne, from Havant, in Hampshire, and friend Graeme Pullen, repeatedly tried to pull the shark on board - but couldn't.
Graeme Pullen from Hook in Hampshire relives the moment he caught a 39 stone shark live on Meridian Tonight