The public prosecutor in Noumea has challenged the broadcasting of images of the shark victim being taken care of by rescue workers. A 59 year old Australian tourist died on Sunday 19 February. He said the images were “particularly shocking”. According to Yves Dupas, the broadcasting of these images is “totally intolerable with regard to the respect due to the victim’s relatives and the need to preserve the secrecy of the investigation into the cause of death.
An enquiry It was entrusted to the territorial service of the judicial police. Those responsible will be prosecuted for breach of professional secrecy and invasion of privacy. “The offences of breach of professional secrecy and invasion of privacy are punishable by up to 12 months imprisonment and a heavy fine (70,000 and 23,000 Australian dollars).