*Graphic* Teen surfer bitten by a shark in Spain

A teenager was bitten by a shark near the Canary Islands off the coast of Spain. Kenai Godoy was enjoying the water on his surfboard between El Charco and El Roque off Gran Canaria when something grabbed his foot. The 13-year-old was able to make it back to shore and was treated on scene before being transported to the hospital. Godoy needed 15 sutures to close the wound caused by the 3- to 5-foot shark. Authorities believe the shark was from the mackerel shark family, and was most likely a…

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Spearfisherman bitten by shark in Samoa

A spearfisherman from the village of Nofoali’I on the island of Upolu was bitten by a shark in Samo September 15. The unidentified man was spearing fish in a lagoon when a shark came into take the man catch. “I’ve been told that the shark came out of nowhere while the young man was trying to get a fish he had caught,” a local villager told the Samoa Observer. Another villager was able to assist the injured man, before he was taken to the Leulumoega District Hospital. There have been…

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Florida surfer bitten by shark at Ponce inlet

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A Florida man was bitten by a shark off Ponce Inlet in Volusia County, Florida September 17. An unidentified Melbourne man was in 8-feet of water near the jetty when he felt a sharp pain in his foot. The 28-year-old made it back to the beach around 4:30 p.m. and was treated on scene by the Beach Safety patrol. According to a Beach Safety spokesperson, the man had several severe lacerations to the top and bottom of his left foot and was transported to the Halifax hospital by ambulance. There…

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Watch great white shark off Florida coast

Divers recently got the shark show of a lifetime when they witnessed a great white shark off the Florida coast. Stacey Tucker flew from Arizona to have a chance to dive with sharks off the coast of Jupiter August 22. Tucker and the group had just finished their first dive and were headed to the sunken tanker ship Esso Bonaire III. The Bonaire rests 90 feet under the surface and is known to host both nurse and lemon sharks. As Tucker was filming several lemon sharks, a fellow diver alerted…

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Man bitten by shark in Western Australia

A man was bitten by a shark in Western Australia September 10. The unidentified man was swimming near Point Samson around the Sam’s creek area when he was injured by a shark. He received minor injuries around 3 p.m. and was taken to Roebourne District Hospital and later released.   There have been six other shark related incidents, two of which were shark attack bites including one fatality, reported in Western Australia this year. The first occurred February 25 near Coral Bay off Point Maud. A woman was snorkeling around…

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Great white shark attacks surfer, minor injury.

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A great white shark attacked a surfer who some have called “the luckiest man on earth”. Abe McGrath was at Main Beach off Iluka in New South Wales September 10 around 6:00 a.m. The 35-year-old was lying on his board approximately 328 yards north of the Illuka wall when the shark shot up from underneath. “The impact lifted him up. The shark was coming from the deep and hit (Abe’s board) with its nose and opened its mouth and latched on the board,” fellow surfer Bryce Cameron told The Daily…

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The surf leash tourniquet that could save your life

A surf leash tourniquet that could save your life after a shark attack (or other life-threatening injury) is now on the market. The OMNA leash is the brainchild of surfer, diver and former Recon Marine, Carson Henderson. While between rotations in the Middle East, Carson and several friends went surfing in northern Iraq. The group hired a boat to take them across the mouth of a river in order to reach a good place to surf. However, the river was known to be home to both sharks and alligators. “We…

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