Twelve-year-old girl bitten by shark hours after adult mauled

Twelve-year-old girl bitten by shark hours after adult mauled

A twelve-year-old girl was bitten by a shark in the same area a 46-year-old was bitten. The unidentified girl was boating with her father and sister off Cid Harbour in the Whitsunday Islands of Queensland, Australia September 20. As the girl was swimming she was bitten on the upper leg near the groin area. Emergency response teams notified the ACQ CQ Helicopter Rescue service who dispatched a helicopter to collect the child at around 1:43 p.m. ACQ CQ arrived on scene landing the helicopter on the beach and retrieved the…

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Swimmer mauled by shark in Queensland

Swimmer mauled by shark in Queensland

A Tasmanian woman was mauled by a shark in Queensland while swimming near a yacht. Justine Barwick, 46, was swimming at Cid Harbour off Whitsunday Island’s Sawmill Bay around 5:00 p.m. September 19 when a shark grabbed her upper right leg. She was pulled out of the water and onto a larger vessel which had a doctor on board. “The shark had taken a huge chunk out of her inside leg and she was bleeding out,” RACQ CQ Helicopter Rescue crewman Ben McCauley told ABC News. “The people on scene…

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Fatal shark attack in Massachusetts

A fatal shark attack occurred off Cape Cod September 15 as the victim was showing another man how to catch waves. The previous day, the duo had been boogieboarding off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet before the sun went down. By 10:00 a.m. the next morning, Arthur Medici, 26, of Revere, Mass., and his friend Isaac Rocha were again in the water. Initial reports indicate the two surfers were using fins and wetsuits. Around 12:30 p.m. Joe Booth, a local fisherman who was on the beach, heard Medici scream and…

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Shark attack victim in Hawaii saved by fast-acting bystanders

Shark attack survivor Juliun Perkins and his lifesavers.

Juliun Perkins was enjoying a day of surfing on Hawaii’s famous North shore in Oahu September 8. The 23-year-old and a few friends paddled about half a mile out near Pounders Beach at 6:30 a.m. “The waves were pretty big that day and I’m not the most experienced surfer, so I was more just watching at the time,” Juliun told Tracking Shark in a phone interview. Perkins was being cautious as he floated in the rough, 8-foot water, watching the other 20 to 30 surfers catch waves. Around 8:30 a.m., the…

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Shark bites 23-year-old surfer in Hawaii

A former college basketball player is recovering from a shark bite he received in Hawaii. Juliun Perkins was hitting the waves September 8 near Pounders Beach on Oahu’s North Shore. Update: Full Interview with Juliun now available. Just after 8:00 a.m., 20 to 30 people were waiting in the surfline off Laie Beach Park when they heard someone yelling for help. “It was beautiful, glassy, really good waves and all of a sudden you hear someone yelling Help! Shark! Help,” witness Ryan Hailstones told Khon-TV 2. “I just saw the…

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Rare blue shark bites reported in Ireland and Italy

Blue shark bites_Ireland and Italy

Two rare blue shark encounters have come to light over the holiday weekend. The first occurred off the coast of Ireland September 2. Robert Malcolmson, a deep-sea angler from Belfast, was shark fishing off the coast of Cork before 6 p.m. when he hooked a blue shark. As the shark was pulled next to the charter boat Deora De, it began thrashing and bit the 40-year-old on his lower left arm. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) was alerted and launched a rescue boat. Volunteers with the RNLI rendezvoused with…

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Shark bumps California swimmer; 16-foot great white swims by Boston free diver

Great White shark video Boston MA

Two great white shark encounters were reported this week, one of which closed the waters off Huntington Beach, California. An unidentified 14-year old boy was swimming off the beach August 24 when he saw a dorsal fin cutting the surface of the water. The teenager felt a bump as the shark hit his chest around 8 p.m. and then saw the tail fin as the shark swam away. “Based on the size of the fin, it was likely a juvenile between 5- and 8-feet long,” Lt. Claude Panis of the…

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