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Western Australia Man bitten in reef shark incident

Western Australia Man bitten in reef shark incident

A man is being treated in hospital after being bitten by what is believed to be a reef shark. It is understood that the Perth man was spearfishing with a friend at South Passage just south of Coral Bay when he was bitten on the hand. The incident occurred about 2km offshore late this afternoon.

Shark bites tourist in Cocoa Beach

Shark bites tourist in Cocoa Beach

A shark bit a 42-year-old German tourist on the right foot this afternoon at Shepard Park in Cocoa Beach, said Jeff Scabarozi, Brevard County Ocean Rescue chief. The shark attack occurred about 3:45 p.m. Lifeguards saw the victim struggling in the water, then pulled him to shore. “He had some good puncture wounds and lacerations

A surfer from Orlando was bitten by a shark while in the ocean in New Smyrna Beach

A surfer from Orlando was bitten by a shark while in the ocean in New Smyrna Beach

Surfer bitten by shark in New Smyrna Beach A surfer from Orlando was bitten by a shark while in the ocean in New Smyrna Beach, a Beach Safety Ocean Rescue official said. The 25-year-old man was bitten near the jetty, a place popular for surfing and shark bites, just before 10 a.m., said Capt. Tammy

South Africa: Angler bitten by sandtiger shark in Eastern Cape

South Africa: Angler bitten by sandtiger shark in Eastern Cape

Media Release National Sea Rescue Institute ( NSRI ) 12. April 2014 —————— Port Alfred – Angler bitten by shark caught while fishing : Juan Pretorius, NSRI Port Alfred station commander, said: “At 09h06, Saturday, 12th April, NSRI Port Alfred volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following reports of an angler bitten by a

2 teens bit by shark at New Smyrna Beach

2 teens bit by shark at New Smyrna Beach

Two teens surfing in the New Smyrna Beach area were bit by a shark Friday afternoon, Volusia County Beach Patrol Capt. Tamara Marris said. The first bite occurred about 1:30 p.m. near the jetty. The youth, who is from South Carolina, suffered a minor laceration on his foot. The second bite occurred about 20 minutes later, Marris

Police conclude search for missing swimmer – Tathra

Police conclude search for missing swimmer – Tathra

NSW Police Force 04. April 2014 A cap and goggles, belonging to a woman who was taken by a shark on the state’s Far South Coast yesterday (Thursday 3 April 2014), have been located. The search resumed this morning and is focussing on the southern end of Tathra Beach. Police divers have also joined the

Woman dies in Australia shark attack during morning swim

Woman dies in Australia shark attack during morning swim

Henry Belot, Canberra Times Reporter April 3, 2014   A woman in her 60s has died after a shark attack on the NSW south coast. Authorities were searching the ocean off Tathra for the woman’s body and the shark, police said. The woman was swimming with a group of people between Tathra Wharf and Tathra

Woman taken by shark on the NSW south coast

Woman taken by shark on the NSW south coast

NSW Police Force 03. April 2014 A report will be prepared for the Coroner after a woman was taken by a shark on the state’s Far South Coast today (Thursday 3 April 2014). About 8.20am, a local woman in her sixties was swimming with a group of people between Tathra Wharf and Tathra Beach. It

Human remains with possible shark bite

Human remains with possible shark bite

Human remains with possible shark bites could be missing diver, WA police say Police believe a diver missing off the coast south of Perth may have been killed by a shark after human remains were discovered with possible shark bites. The man, 38, failed to resurface after diving with two friends several kilometres off Dawesville

South Africa: 2 m bull shark suspected in fatal attack

South Africa: 2 m bull shark suspected in fatal attack

Shark in tourist attack was most aggressive   March 28 2014 at 09:50am By NOSIPHO MNGOMA, Daily News Durban - An expert has determined that an inexplicably “aggressive”, but not particularly big shark, had killed a 72-year-old Austrian tourist in the Eastern Cape last weekend. Police have not yet released the name of the victim.

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