Boy bitten on the hand by shark in Bora Bora

Blacktip Reef Shark Photo:"Carcharhinus melanopterus" by mjwinoz - Wiki
Blacktip Reef Shark Photo:”Carcharhinus melanopterus” by mjwinoz – Wiki

A nine year-old was bitten on the hand in Bora Bora according to Shark Year Magazine.

The boy and his mother were on a guided tour of a lagoon in Anau, when the incident occurred.

Tourists are able to see black tip sharks and sting rays.

Apparently the boy may have had a piece of fish in his hand when the bite occurred.

It is believed the shark may have been a black tip reef shark.

The boy was taken to Taaone Hospital in Tahiti for surgery.

The location has been added to the 2015 shark bites attack tracking map.


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