Pirates Of The Caribbean actor Tamayo Perry dies after being attacked by shark while surfing in Hawaii

24 June 2024, 06:25 | Updated: 24 June 2024, 10:45

A lifeguard who appeared in the fourth Pirates Of The Caribbean movie has died after being attacked by a shark off Oahu in Hawaii.

Tamayo Perry, 49, who has also starred in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle and Blue Crush, was attacked near Goat Island on Sunday afternoon, Honolulu's emergency services said.

The incident was reported by a caller who said they had seen a man suffering from what appeared to be shark bites.

Emergency services arrived at the scene on Malaekahana Beach just before 1pm local time.

Rescuers brought Mr Perry - an Ocean Safety lifeguard and surfing instructor - to shore by jet ski and paramedics assisted with the death pronouncement, Shayne Enright, of the Honolulu Emergency Services Department, said.

Mr Perry, who worked as a lifeguard on the North Shore, began his career with the Ocean Safety department in July 2016, Mr Enright said.

He appeared as a pirate in Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Honolulu's Star Advertiser reported in 2011.

Ocean Safety personnel posted shark warnings in the area following the attack.

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Acting Honolulu Ocean Safety chief Kurt Lager said Mr Perry was "a lifeguard loved by all".

"He's well known on the North Shore. He's a professional surfer known worldwide," Mr Lager said.

"Tamayo's personality was infectious and as much as people loved him, he loved everyone else more."

"Tamayo was a legendary waterman and highly respected," Honolulu mayor Rick Blangiardi said, calling Mr Perry's death "a tragic loss".