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Kentucky Teen Recovering From Shark Bite

Kentucky Teen Recovering From Shark Bite

News Release Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office 03. April 2017 — — — — — — — — — — A 17-year old tourist from Louisville Kentucky suffered six puncture wounds from a shark bite, but was able to punch the shark as it was biting her to try to drive it away. Caitlyn Taylor...

Shark attacks Queensland man’s kayak

Shark attacks Queensland man’s kayak

Press Release Queensland Police Service Media 02. April 2017 — — — — — — — — — Shark attack, Moreton Bay A Sunshine Coast man has had a lucky escape after a shark bit off the back of his kayak in Moreton Bay this afternoon. The 39-year-old man was paddling towards Mud Island...

Saving lives with eyes in the sky

Saving lives with eyes in the sky

Press Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Regional Water Minister for Trade and Industry 08. March 2017 – — — — — — — — — — The NSW Government’s summer drone and helicopter surveillance programs have highlighted their effectiveness in reducing the risk of shark attacks on NSW beaches. NSW...

Bodyboarder killed in shark incident off Reunion Island

Bodyboarder killed in shark incident off Reunion Island

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine 21. February 2017 A bodyboarder has died this morning after being bit by a shark off Reunion Island. According to local authorities, the 26-years old victim (Alexandre N.) was bitten on his abdomen and left arm. The water conditions were said to be murky. The incident occurred shortly after...

AUS: Drones provide shark surveillance along NSW coastline

AUS: Drones provide shark surveillance along NSW coastline

Media Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Lands and Water 19. December 2016 — — — — — — — — — — NSW Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair today announced that drones have taken to the skies, as further shark surveillance gets underway for the school holidays. Mr Blair...

AUS: Shark bite reported off Booti Booti National Park, NSW

AUS: Shark bite reported off Booti Booti National Park, NSW

Press Release NSW Department of Industry 01. December 2016 — — — — — — — — — — — Shark bite – Elizabeth Beach, Forster – 1 December 2016 Please attribute the following statement to a spokesperson for the Department of Primary Industries. The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is assisting NSW Surf...

AUS: Exemption granted for NSW shark net trial

AUS: Exemption granted for NSW shark net trial

Media Release The Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP Minister for the Environment and Energy 16. November 2016 — — — — — — — — — — — — The Federal Government has granted the NSW Government an exemption under national environment law to conduct a 12 month shark net trial on the NSW north...

17-year-old surfer bitten by shark in East Ballina

17-year-old surfer bitten by shark in East Ballina

Media Release NSW Police Force 26. September 2016 — — — — — — — — — — Injured surfer – East Ballina A man has been injured whilst surfing in East Ballina today. About 9am (Monday 26 September 2016), emergency services responded to reports of a 17-year-old youth who had been reportedly bitten...

La Réunion: Surfer severely injured in first shark attack this year

La Réunion: Surfer severely injured in first shark attack this year

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 29. August 2016 On Saturday (August 27th) shortly after 5 pm, a young man , aged 21, was attacked by a shark while surfing at the beach of Boucan-Canot on Réunion Island. It is reported that the victim suffered major injuries (left arm and right foot severed). He...

Coast Guard rescues fisherman impaled by dogfish

Coast Guard rescues fisherman impaled by dogfish

News Release U.S. Coast Guard 12. July 2016 ————— Coast Guard medevacs fisherman after dogfish bite off Gloucester BOSTON — A Coast Guard rescue crew medevaced a fisherman Tuesday morning after he was bitten on the arm by a dogfish 16 miles east of Cape Ann. At about 10 a.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard...

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