Shark bite reported in Texas

A woman was bitten by a shark at South Padre Island, Texas. The unidentified woman was in roughly knee-deep water off Bougainvillea beach access 14 on September 2. As she was walking through the water, a shark grabbed her left foot. She saw the estimated 3- to 4-foot shark and was able to pull her foot from its mouth. Beach Patrol members responded to the call shortly before 6 p.m. “The water’s been flat,” said South Padre Island beach patrol director Jim Pigg. “We get lots of stingrays and had…

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Teen bitten by shark in New Smyrna Beach, Florida

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A local teen was bitten by a shark in New Smyrna, Florida. Chase Elmore was surfing at the jetty September 2 when he ended up fighting a shark. The 17-year-old was reaching down to grab his surfboard when a shark grabbed his hand around noon. “He punched the shark three times when it grabbed him by the hand,” Chase’s brother Blake told Fox35. “It grabbed him and started bringing his hand over there and he started punching it and stuff. Then it let go and he bellied a wave in…

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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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*Graphic* Girl bitten by shark in Spain?

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A young girl was bitten by what appears to have been a shark while swimming in Spain. The 11-year-old girl was in the shallow wave zone close to shore off Grao de Moncofa on August 23. She was bitten on the left foot and had several teeth marks left by what is thought to have been a small blue shark. Her father pulled her from the water and lifeguards were able to stem the bleeding until the girl was taken by ambulance to the local hospital. Earlier this year a…

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Video: Great White Serial Killer Lives?

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Jimi Partington of Shark Diving Xperts was recently featured on the Shark Week episode Great White Serial Killer Lives. In one of the week’s most harrowing moments, Jimi reached out to move a curious great white shark away from a platform and got a very close look inside the shark’s mouth. We reached out to ask him what it was like to be part of Shark Week, and find out how close he really came to losing his arm. First, I have to ask, what’s up with the title Great…

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Surfer fights off great white shark

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A surfer had a close up encounter with a great white shark off an Australian beach. Marcel Brundler was hitting the waves August 29 off Cathedral Rock, near Lorne southwest of Melbourne. The 37-year-old was talking to his surfing partner as they floated 10 to 15 meters offshore in the water, when something big popped out of the water. “At first I didn’t think anything of it, we have lots of dolphins in the water here, but then I realised it was big, much bigger,” Mr Brundler told The Age.…

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Shark bites canoe in New Zealand

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Matt Kensington was taking his new outrigger canoe for a paddle near Tutukaka, New Zealand when a shark popped up. Kensington was around 4 miles from Tutukaka with a group of nine August 26 when he felt a bump. “I took a few more strokes and he must have come up from underneath and bitten the canoe,” he told the New Zealand Herald. The collision caused the roughly 3-foot shark to slap against the side of the boat before swimming off. “It was a hell of a bang. He wasn’t…

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