An investigating source said: "It is feared that the hand belonged to a tourist who was reported missing on Saturday afternoon by his wife".
It has not yet been confirmed whether Mr Turner was attacked as he swam, or if he fell ill or died of some other cause before being targeted by the Tiger shark.
A Brit who was eaten by a shark has been pictured for the first time after his wife forced to identify him by his arm and wedding ring found inside the predator.
A Scottish tourist was snorkeling in a lagoon's idyllic waters east of Madagascar on Saturday when he vanished, prompting a days-long search that included capturing and opening up tiger sharks to find signs of a human.More news: Watch Kanye West Announce His Plans to Run for Presidency in 2024
A autopsy examination has but to happen, and it is miles never identified whether the tourist drowned and used to be attributable to this truth eaten by the shark, or whether he used to be attacked by it.
The spokesperson of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has sent their support to the family of the victim.
Shark attacks are common in Reunion and since 2011 there have been 27 with 11 proving fatal.
Quelquejeu also said that there were few boats that patrol around the area to protect the visitors since they "make that mistakes anyway".More news: The 8 contenders — ATP Finals
She told police in the Indian Ocean paradise of Reunion Island she recognised a ring on the finger as belonging to her missing husband.
Last month, two British tourists were bitten by a shark at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The second victim, a 12-year-old girl who was also in critical condition, got one of her legs amputated.
The shark was allegedly killed because it was considered a threat to holidaymakers and the horrifying find was made by forensic scientists near the island in the Indian Ocean. And November of the previous year, an Australian man died from an attack.More news: 10 given insulin instead of flu shots hospitalized