Attacks & Incidents

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Surfer killed by shark near Perth

Surfer killed by shark near Perth

Surfer killed by shark near Perth West Australian surfer killed in a shark attack south of Wedge Island, some 160km north of Perth. The fatal attack occurred at 1pm

Missing diver’s equipment apparently ripped by shark

Missing diver’s equipment apparently ripped by shark

Search called off for missing diver Victoria Police News Wednesday, 11 July 2012 15:09 The search has been called off for a scuba diver missing off the coast of Port Lonsdale since Saturday. Karen Lee, 42 , from Preston, was diving with a group on a chartered dive about 3 nautical miles off the...

Kayaker Attacked by Shark Off California Coast

Kayaker Attacked by Shark Off California Coast

Fremont man attacked by shark near Pleasure Point   By Shanna McCord, MercuryNews.com 07/07/2012 PLEASURE POINT — A Fremont man was fishing from his kayak near Pleasure Point when a 14-18-foot shark attacked the small yellow boat, leaving a large bite mark on the front end. The 52-year-old man was thrown from the kayak...

A SOUTH African surfer survived an attack by a shark

A SOUTH African surfer survived an attack by a shark

Surfer attacked by 4.6-metre shark A SOUTH African surfer survived an attack by a shark measuring up to 4.5 metres at a popular beach on Friday, rescuers said. Jacque Mostert, 29, was attacked and injured while he was surfing during a holiday in Stilbaai in Western Cape province, Rico Menezies of the National Sea...

6-year-old boy bitten by shark off Jupiter Beach, Florida

6-year-old boy bitten by shark off Jupiter Beach, Florida

Boy’s condition upgraded after shark bite Child rushed to hospital after Tuesday incident at Jupiter Beach Published by WPBF 25 News, Jun 27, 2012 JUPITER, Fla. – A 6-year-old boy who was bitten by a shark Tuesday was upgraded from serious to good condition on Wednesday, WPBF 25 News has learned. Police said the...

Florida: Shark bites surfer off New Smyrna Beach

Florida: Shark bites surfer off New Smyrna Beach

26-year-old Edgewater surfer suffers shark bite to foot in New Smyrna Beach waters Posted Tue, 2012-06-26 16:29 By HENRY FREDERICK Reported first by Headline Surfer. Rainy weather on this Tuesday afternoon from Tropical Storm Debby kept beachgoers away from the hard sands of New Smyrna Beach, but that didn’t keep surfers out of the...

SMALL SHARK INJURES GIRL AT KAHANA BEACH

SMALL SHARK INJURES GIRL AT KAHANA BEACH

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR For Immediate Release: June 26, 2012 KAHULUI — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is responding to a shark incident reported about 10 a.m. today at Kahana Beach, fronting the Hololani Resort, 4401 Lower Honoapiilani Hwy., located a third of a...

Anti-Shark Defenses Installed in Primorye, Russia

Anti-Shark Defenses Installed in Primorye, Russia

25 June 2012 The Moscow Times With the summer swimming season soon to start, Primorye officials and resort owners are taking extra precautions after a spate of shark attacks last year spooked locals and tourists. Regional authorities now plan to ensure swimmers’ safety by installing brightly colored anti-shark nets along the coastlines of resorts and municipal beaches. At some resorts, the first anti-shark nets have already appeared....

Shark bite suspected at Stuart’s Bathtub Reef Beach

Shark bite suspected at Stuart’s Bathtub Reef Beach

By: Keona Gardner, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers 22. June 2012 STUART — County lifeguards have closed the waters off Bathtub Reef Beach following a suspected shark bite, said Martin County Fire Rescue spokesman Daniel Wouters. About 4:35 p.m. Friday, lifeguards received a report of a boy bitten by what is suspected to be a...

Shark attacks surf ski paddler at Perth beach

Shark attacks surf ski paddler at Perth beach

Simon White, WA today June 20, 2012 – 3:51PM A surf ski paddler has told of his “absolute shock” this morning when he was tipped out of his craft by a three-metre shark at Mullaloo beach, in Perth’s north. Martin Kane, who is in his 50s, was paddling with a group of friends about...

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