Teen bitten by a shark in Brevard County, Florida

2017_shark_attack_bite_Florida_Kaia Anderson

A teenager was bitten by a shark in Brevard County, Florida. Kaia Anderson was surfing off Melborune Beach off of Highway A1A just before dark around 5 p.m. The 14-year-old was just offshore when she felt a tug on her leg. She looked back to see the “arc” of the shark’s jaw and its dorsal fin. She told her friends that she had been bitten and the group caught a wave back to shore. A fisherman carried the Hoover Middle School student to the local clubhouse and she was given…

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Woman nearly looses hand to shark in Florida

Susan-Peteka

A woman nearly lost her left hand to a shark in North Palm Beach, Florida. Susan Peteka was swimming off MacArthur Beach State Park October 23 around 8 a.m. “I was swimming my last couple of strokes, about to get out, and all of a sudden, I remember lifting my arm, and the next thing you know, wham,” she told WPBF News. “I just looked down, I saw two fingers droop immediately,” she said. “I started seeing blood coming out of my radial artery.” The shark had shredded the former…

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Shark bite reported in Palm Beach

A shark bite has been reported in Palm Beach, Florida. Carlos Iribam was surfing Lantana Municipal Beach October 18 around 2:30 p.m. “I was surfing and I got stung by a jelly fish. Usually jelly fish don’t bother me, but this one really got me,” he said. He decided to catch one more wave and rode in toward the rocky shore. “I just jumped off the board and onto my butt, because on our beach there are a lot of shoreline rocks.” As he jumped down into 3 to 4…

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Shark bites surfer on the shoulder

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A surfer was bitten on his shoulder by a shark in Australia. Dr. Charlie Fry was surfing with two friends off Avoca Beach in NSW November 13. The 25-year-old was around 22 yards from shore when he started paddling for a wave and was knocked off his board by a shark just before 4 p.m. “I saw its jaw and teeth coming at me,” Dr. Fry told the Daily Telegraph. “I just punched it with my left hand and shouted out to my mates and paddled so hard back to…

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Australian surfer bitten by wobbegong shark

An Australian surfer has been bitten by a wobbegong shark off the coast of New South Wales. The unidentified man was bitten on the foot at Birubi Beach in Port Stephens October 27. He was able to make it to the beach around 9:30 a.m. and was treated on scene by an off-duty nurse. The 31-year-old man was bleeding heavily from the puncture wound, and was taken to the John Hunter Hospital. A shark biologist from the Department of Primary Industries identified the shark involved as a 3- to 5-foot…

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Shark attacks kayaker in New Zealand

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A shark attacked a kayaker off the coast of New Zealand October 23. David Lomas was cruising the waters off Takapuna Beach around 9 a.m. when his kayak started shaking.   The investigative journalist and television host for TV 3’s Lost & Found was around 55 yards from shore and alone. “The kayak just started shuddering. It went on for about 10 seconds. My first thought was I’d hit a rock, but it’s a place where I swim a lot in summer and I know there are no rocks there,”…

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Fatal shark attack reported in Cuba

2017 shark attack bite florida_Guardalavaca Beach _Jesús Cabrera González

A fatal shark attack has been reported in Cuba. Jesús Cabrera González was swimming with friends of friends at Guardalavaca Beach November 4. The group was around 10 feet from the beach as the celebrated the 22-year-old man’s birthday. Around 11:30 p.m.  the shark bit González’s left thigh. His friends heard his cries and were able to hit the shark with a bottle, but the damage had already been done. Photographic evidence shows the suspected tiger shark severed González femoral artery as it removed a large section of his inner…

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