A wedding guest has been attacked by a shark as the groom watched on, but his body is still missing.
Felix Louis N’Jai, 52, was swimming near Wildcat Beach in California as he and others celebrated the big occasion.
He and the groom entered the water. A friend of the victim, Jim Keenan, described the horrendous moment the shark attacked.
He said: “And then a shark came up, grabbed Felix by the neck supposedly, brought him down and that was the last they saw.
“Two other guys rushed out of the water, turned around and they saw blood and some commotion in the water.
“But no Felix and that was it.”
His body has not been found, so it has not been confirmed whether Mr N’Jai is dead.
The Mirror reports that the park service is currently working with the coroner’s office to work out how to conduct a search for the body.
Professor Chris Lowe, the head of a shark lab at California State University Long Beach, says sharks usually stop attacking humans as they are not their usual prey.
He said: “For me it has been surprising to hear that nothing has been recovered.
“It’s very odd, especially being relatively close to shore.
“For a body to completely disappear is very strange and rare.”
Mr N’Jai was an elite kite surfer and had dreams of representing The Gambia in the Olympics.
His friends and family have paid tribute to him as they pray he will somehow emerge alive.
Keenan said: “We all got in a circle and we listen to the story. And there wasn’t a dry eye in the group.”
Another friend, David Thawley, said: “Felix was everything to every one of his friends.
“We felt like he was part of our family, and I know so many others felt this way too.
“He brought pure joy, love, and light everywhere he went. He radiated like the sun.
“I developed a level of love for Felix that I’ve never experienced in anything other than a family.”