Hawaiian surfer bitten by shark, saved by friend

McKenzie Clark

Brian Wargo and McKenzie Clark were doing some Halloween surfing off Halaula Lighthouse in North Kohala when they ran into a shark. “The waves were nice, four to five feet, beautiful sunny morning, good surfing weather — quite a few people were surfing when we got there,” Wargo told ABC News. As he was paddling out he heard Clark scream. “She thought she hit a rock, “I looked over and saw her being lifted out of the water by a large shark — I saw the dorsal fin and I…

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*Graphic*13-year old surfer bitten by shark in Australia

Kirra-Belle Olsson was surfing at Avoca Beach off the Australian east coast when she was bitten by a nearly four foot shark Friday October 17th. At first she believed a friend was playing a prank, but when she realized it was a shark, she panicked. “I just remember catching my first wave, like I did a couple of turns in it and got off and I felt, like, twice something grabbed my foot and I just thought it was a mate ­behind me trying to scare me,’’ the 13-year-old told…

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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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Surfer bitten by shark near New Smyrna Beach, Florida

A surfer from St. Petersburg was catching waves a near the Jetty at New Smyrna Beach, Florida when a shark showed up. It was just before noon when the shark bit Jordan Lefebvre on his left foot. “I looked down and next thing I know I was getting pulled by a shark. It kind of dragged me around. I got free from him, paddled in and came over here to the hospital,” he said. The 24-year-old made it back to the beach under his own power.  His foot was bandaged…

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Kayakers have close encounter with a Great White

7News Boston WHDH-TV Two women were out kayaking in Plymouth, Massachusetts watching seals, when their kayak was bitten by a great white shark. The duo were around 100 yards off shore September 3 when the shark bit one of the girl’s kayaks. “We were just talking and paddling.  I look over to talk to her and it came completely out of the water and got the bottom of the boat and flipped her over and knocked my kayak completely over. I saw at least four feet of its head.  Four…

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Shark diver presumed dead in the Bahamas

John Petty a 63-year-old Chiropractor from Longview, Texas went missing Sunday while shark diving in the Bahamas. It is presumed he is the victim of a shark attack. A family spokesperson issued the following statement on Facebook: “The family would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support and prayers on behalf of John Petty. The U.S. Coast Guard has ceased its search as of 11:00 a.m. today. After the Bahamian Government studied the items recovered in numerous searches, it has been determined that a shark attack was the cause.…

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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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