The tiger shark was killed as it had been swimming near tourist beaches and was believed to be a threat - and the severed hand, complete with a wedding ring, was found inside the shark's stomach. His wife reported him missing when he didn't return.
"An English tourist has had his foot bitten off and another has serious lacerations to his lower leg after a shark attack in the Whitsundays today", the helicopter rescue service said in a statement.
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 French island has been a magnet for shark attacks this decade, with 11 shark attack fatalities since 2010, including two this year.
Mr Turner's hand was discovered, with the wedding ring still on his finger, inside the body of a tiger shark on the Indian Ocean isle on Wednesday.
He was on a week-long holiday with his wife in Saint-Gilles when he went missing.
Last night the Foreign Office said: "We are providing support to the family of a British man who died while snorkelling in La Réunion and are in contact with the local authorities".
Quelquejeu also said that there were few boats that patrol around the area to protect the visitors since they "make that mistakes anyway".
There are frequent shark attacks around Reunion.
Then, on Monday and Tuesday, several sharks were caught for studying purposes in the Indian Ocean by Centre de Securite Requin (CSR).
According to the report, the area where the man died is considered high risk due to the presence of sharks, prompting officials in the summer of 2013 to partially ban surfing and swimming.
In September, a 46-year-old tourist from Tasmania was attacked while swimming near a yacht.