*Graphic* Surfer bitten by shark in Phuket

A surfer was bitten by a shark at Kamala in the Kathu District, Phuket. Keita Koshigoe was around 200 meters off the beach August 16, when he was bitten on the left foot. The 37-year-old was able to make it back to the beach around 12:30 p.m. and was given first aid. The Japanese tourist opted to go to the hospital by himself. “After checking the wounds we believed that it was a Blacktip Reef Shark,” Dr Kongkiet Kittiwattanawong told The Phuket News. “These sharks can be found near the…

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Shark bite reported in Hilton Head

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A teenager is recovering from a minor shark bite he received in Hilton Head, South Carolina August 10. Linton Suttle was pushing his sister on a boogie board near the Sea Pines Beach Club when he decided to dive into the water. The 13-year-old felt a pain in his left foot and instinctively pulled away. “I thought maybe it was a seashell but as I turned around to look I saw a shadow swim away and I knew I had just got bit by a shark,” Suttle told the Island…

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California kayaker knocked into water by great white shark

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A kayaker had a run in with a great white shark off San Mateo County, California. Pat Conroy and a friend were fishing off Bean Hollow State Beach August 1. The duo had been fishing in the calm water for about an hour when Conroy started cutting up bait. That’s when the shark hit and knocked the retired marine scientist into the water. “It hit like a freight train,” he told the Half Moon Bay Review. “I have the image of the shark’s head, three feet out of the water,…

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Minor shark bite reported in Hilton Head

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A minor shark bite has been reported in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Johnny Simatacolos was swimming in waist deep water on July 29 around 3 p.m. when he felt a sharp pain in his foot. “I thought something bit me or I stepped on something like a crab,” the 10-year-old from from Prospect, Kentucky told The Herald. “I was screaming, a little. It was bleeding badly.” The young man’s parents assumed he had stepped on something, and bandaged the wound. After learning that a shark had been spotted in the…

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Tourist bitten by a shark in the Red Sea

A tourist has been bitten by a shark off the resort town of Marsa Alam, Egypt. Christine Schachinger, who was visiting from Austria, was snorkeling the morning of August 5 when she was bitten on the right leg. The 20-year-old was taken to a private hospital in Marsa Alam for surgery and was listed in good condition. She was then transferred by private jet to Austria for further treatment. There have been unconfirmed reports that some tourists were feeding sharks before the bite occurred. The Minister of Environment has banned…

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Fisherman bitten on the foot by shark

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A fisherman was attempting to unhook a small shark he caught, when it bit his foot. The unidentified angler was on the shore of Menauhant Beach in East Falmouth, Massachusetts August 3 when he reeled in the shark. Once he began to remove the hook, the shark bit his right foot. The local 34-year-old man was taken to Falmouth Hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening. There have been a total of 64* shark attack bites in 2017, 5 of which were fatal*; 30 were reported in the US, with…

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Watch: Spearfisherman fights off sharks to keep fish

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A spearfisherman had a daunting encounter with sharks while diving off Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean. A member of The Adventure Club, a New Zealand based duo that enjoys hunting and spearfishing, was floating in the water when two sharks began chasing a yellowfin tuna. The sharks chased the tuna directly into the path of the diver’s pole spear and the battle began. The diver struck the fish with the pole and it began fluttering in the water. However, one of the sharks was still on a direct…

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