Surfer bitten by shark in Australia

Sean Pollard lost one hand and the other forearm in a shark attack. The 23-year-old surfer also sustained serious injuries to his legs. The incident occurred at Wylie Bay Beach in the town of Esperance Australia. Mr. Pollard was able to return to the beach under his own power and was assisted onto shore by two beach goers. A total of two sharks were killed in the vicinity after the incident.  Fishers state one of the sharks was responsible for the attack. A fellow surfer and an off-duty ambulance worker…

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Fisherman bitten by shark at Fort Walton Beach Florida

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A fisherman has been bitten by a shark at Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Terrell Moore was bait fishing in waist deep water around 75-feet off shore on the western end of Okaloosa Island when he was bitten by a shark on July 14. The 39-year-old Tennessee man did not have life threatening injuries and was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. LT. Mike Simmons with the Okaloosa Island Fire Department said based on the bite marks on the man’s foot that “it was definitely a shark”. Lt. Simmons told Northwest…

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5th shark bite of 2014

A 50-year-old Venezuelan fisherman remains in the hospital after being seriously injured by a shark off the coast of Trinidad on Friday. Simon Tormes, was airlifted from his boat by an Air Guard helicopter According to a press release from major Al Alexander, affairs officer of the Defence Force civil military,  the Air Guard was contacted at 2.30 pm on Friday after their the Coast Guard received a distress call from the fishing vessel, Mariscal Sucre stating that a crew member was bitten by a shark while fishing. The officers flew…

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First fatal attack of 2014

The first fatal attack of 2014 took place today off Yorke peninsula, west of the South Australia state capital of Adelaide. Sam Kellett was killed by a shark while practicing for a spearfishing tournament. Witnesses reported seeing Mr. Kellett thrashing about in the water after a suspected great white shark approached. The whole body of the shark had come out of the water. The 28-year-olds body was not found. However, his speargun and diving weight, which had teeth marks on them, were recovered. Sightings of a great white had been…

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Third bite of the 2014

Richard O’Connor was bitten by a shark while fishing at Umina Beach on Australia Day. “I was trying for some bream or flathead but the fellow fishing next to me hooked a reef shark,” Mr O’Connor told the Hunt Network. “We managed to get it off the hook between us but as we lay it on the rocks my hand slipped and the shark grabbed it.” he added He was able to kill the shark and  pull his fingers from it’s mouth. “The other fellow had a look and said…

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Second shark bite of 2014: Doctor sewed his own wound

James Grant was spearfishing at Garden Bay near Cosy Nook in Southland, New Zealand on Saturday when the he was bitten by a shark. “It was pretty well latched on, I was just trying to get it off.” He told Stuff. The 24-year-old stabbed what he believed was a seven gill shark. “I sort of just fought the shark off. The shark got a few stabs. The knife wasn’t long enough though,” he said. He was able to leave the water and once on shore, he began sewing up his…

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First shark bite of 2014 reported

A sailor has been bitten by a shark in the East China Sea on Saturday. The 26-tonne Taiwanese fishing boat “Cheng Tsai Li”was found drifting approximately 65km northeast of Japan’s Okinawa prefecture by the island Miyako-jima. Hsieh Ching-chin a spokesman for the coastguard said the unidentified many “was injured, suffering from shark bites”. Other crew members including the captain and three sailors have yet to be located. Four vessels, two from Japan and two from Taiwan are launching a search for the other crew members. “We’re racing against time as…

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