Great White Shark Knocks Man Off His Boat and Into The Water

A great white shark knocked a man off his surf ski and into the water in South Africa on Saturday. Grant Wardell was fishing with his brother around 1300 yards off shore at Westbrook Beach when the incident occurred. The two were dragging live bait behind the surf skis. Mr. Wardell was paddling in front of his brother and turned to check on him. As he turned around he saw the great white rapidly approaching. “The shark leaped from the water and the force catapulted me off my paddle ski.”…

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Swimmer Bitten by Silky Shark

Cristina Ojeda-Thies was bitten by what is believed to have been a silky shark off Arinaga Beach in Gran Canaria. The island is part of the Spanish archipelago of the Canary Islands. The 38-year-old was swimming with her family after Christmas day dinner when she felt a tug at her arm. “I noticed something pulling at my left arm but I didn’t pay any attention because it felt like a dog biting you when it’s playing. “I returned to the shoreline swimming crawl and I felt another pull again, more intense…

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Snorkeler Loses Arm to Shark

A snorkeler was bitten by a tiger shark in Brazil on Monday. Marcio de Castro Palma da Silva was diving the protected marine reserve off Brazil’s northeastern coast of Fernando de Noronha at a beach called Baia do Sueste when he was bitten. The tiger shark severed the 32-year-old’s right arm near the elbow. Mr. Silva’s wife began crying for help in Portuguese. Barney Lankester-Owen heard her cries and rushed into the water.   “I swam out as fast as I could to him and saw just how bad he…

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Man Killed by Shark Near Aruba

A Venezuelan man has been killed by a shark near the coast of Aruba. Adrian Esteban Rafael was with a group of six others traveling from Bonaire to sell liquor in Aruba. During their journey the boat sank and two of the men drowned. The remaining five men clung to floating debris. The Dutch Coast Guard arrived and began hoisting the men from the water. Rafael was  clinging to a safety buoy as he was waiting to be rescued when he was bitten by the shark. The Coast Guard was…

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Grand Bahamas Shark Attack Bite

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Richard Pinder was bitten by a shark near the Grand Bahamas December 11. The 26-year-old was reportedly diving for lobster 67 nautical miles southwest of Andros Island when the incident occurred. The Bahamian suffered serious injuries when he was bitten on his left hand, stomach, right calf and thigh. He has suffered torn tendons in his hand and bone fractures. The Coast Guard responded to a call from the vessel  Water Spout and airlifted Pinder to Nassau for treatment. The injury was severe with Pinder loosing most of his muscle,…

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Surfer bitten by bull shark

Sam Morgan was surfing alone off Lighthouse beach in NSW Australia when he was bitten by a shark. The champion junior surfer was out around 6:15 pm in water that was murky from recent rains. Part of the shark’s mouth went underneath the surfboard, the top part of its mouth made contact with Mr. Morgan’s left thigh causing significant damage.  The 20-year-old was able to paddle back to shore on his own. He was treated on scene and flown to Gold Coast University Hospital. He is currently in an induced…

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