Surfer bitten by shark in Japan

A surfer was bitten by a shark in Iwata City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The 42-year-old was around 80 meters (87 yd) off the mouth of Ota River in Iwata City around 9:45 a.m. September 3. As the male office worker was sitting on his board awaiting a wave, the shark grabbed his left foot and ankle. He was able to kick the shark off before paddling into to shore. According to the Iwata Station and the City Crisis Management Division the man had tearing on the inside of his foot that…

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Shark bites child in Florida

A 3-year-old girl was bitten by a shark off Martin County Florida. Violet Veatch was in the waters of Bathtub Reef Beach August 27 when her leg was bitten by a suspected bull shark. “I had my head down in the water looking for her sunglasses,”  Violet’s mother Jessica told CBS12. “She was like three feet away from me and then I heard her scream.” Veatch’s instinct kicked in and she ran to her daughter. “There was blood in the water, I picked her up and there was meat hanging…

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*Graphic* Miami shark attack bite victim shares his story

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Elvin Lanza was swimming off Haulover Beach in Miami, Florida July 9 around 3:30 p.m. The 44-year-old was on the first sandbar when he heard the whistles and saw lifeguards shouting and signaling swimmers to come in. Lanza was unsure exactly why they were calling everyone in, but he complied with the calls and started to make his way back to shore. “I was coming back from the sandbar,” Lanza said. “I was halfway back when the jet ski man told me not to [come closer]. I noticed the shark…

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Swimmer bitten by a shark in Miami, Florida

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A swimmer has been bitten by a shark in Miami, Florida. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Ocean Rescue lifeguards spotted a shark as it swam off Haulover Beach July 9 around 3:30 p.m.  They quickly jumped into action, blowing their whistles and gesturing for beachgoers to exit the water. Elvin Lanza was on the second sand bar of the clothing optional beach and was attempting to leave the water,when a 4- to 5-foot long shark bit his left leg just above the knee and his right calf. He kicked the shark until…

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Investigation: Man vs shark La Réunion shark attacks part 2

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Today we pick up our investigation into what may be contributing factors in the shark bites at La Réunion.  Part 1 of the Investigation: Man vs shark La Réunion shark attacks can be found here. Calls for the slaughter of sharks are usually the first gut reaction from the population who experienced a shark panic. Such killings appear to the same extent by the desire for revenge and the idea that the killing of sharks will restore personal security. But scientists such as George Burgess from the International Shark attack…

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Shark bites kayak off Queensland Coast

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Gavin Kleidon has been rescued by marine police after a shark bit his kayak off the Queensland Coast. The 39-year-old was 5 miles (8 km) offshore in Moreton Bay when the shark bit a large chunk of his 21-foot (6.5m) kayak. He had around 30 minutes left in his paddle when he was chucked into the water.  He knew something big had bitten his craft as he watched the tail float off. “I was paddling along minding my own business, it was all good, and next thing, bam! I was…

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Shark Bite off Balian Beach, Bali

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A possible shark bite has been reported off Balian Beach, Bali. Daniel Moore was surfing off Balian Beach January 9 around 7:30 a.m. when he was bitten on the right hand by a shark. Moore was on his board and had his right hand in the water when a suspected bull shark grabbed hold severing his tendons. “It happens that quick and that fast, I didn’t really know what was going on,” Moore told 9NEWS The 48-year-old was able to punch the shark on its back with his left hand…

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