Shark steamrolls swimmer in New South Wales

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A shark steamrolled a swimmer in New South Wales, Australia. Adam Hoare was with his son Matthew and Daughter April in Kiama on February 15. The trio were playing in the shallows off Surf Beach, watching large tuna swim through the breakers as they chased small bait fish. Hoare told his children to stay close in the shallow water to avoid the fish. “It was low tide, so it was really nice. It was really shallow pretty much all the way to out the back,” he told the Illawarra Mercury.…

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Man bitten by bull shark in Western Australia

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A man was bitten by a bull shark in Western Australia January 28. The unidentified man was working on a barramundi fish farm in Cone Bay located in the Buccaneer Archipelago, north of the town of Derby. Around 8 a.m. the 18-year-old was bitten twice on the leg by a medium-sized bull shark. The man was taken to a hospital in Derby where doctors treated the wound on his thigh and lower leg. After receiving initial treatment at the Derby Hospital, the Royal Flying Doctor Service transported the man to…

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Watch: Inside view of a bull shark’s mouth after it steals camera

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Raymond Pascoe had his GoPro camera for 5 days when he stuck it in the water off in North Queensland, Australia. He and his partner were enjoying the day, taking a break from fishing, to hand-feed gentle lemon sharks in the crystal-clear water. Pascoe slid his camera below the surface to catch all the underwater action. Eventually, the video shows the lemon sharks swim away as a group of bull sharks come into view. One bull shark thinks the camera might be food, then approaches and takes a bite. The…

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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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Shark bites child in Florida

A 3-year-old girl was bitten by a shark off Martin County Florida. Violet Veatch was in the waters of Bathtub Reef Beach August 27 when her leg was bitten by a suspected bull shark. “I had my head down in the water looking for her sunglasses,”  Violet’s mother Jessica told CBS12. “She was like three feet away from me and then I heard her scream.” Veatch’s instinct kicked in and she ran to her daughter. “There was blood in the water, I picked her up and there was meat hanging…

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*Graphic* Miami shark attack bite victim shares his story

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Elvin Lanza was swimming off Haulover Beach in Miami, Florida July 9 around 3:30 p.m. The 44-year-old was on the first sandbar when he heard the whistles and saw lifeguards shouting and signaling swimmers to come in. Lanza was unsure exactly why they were calling everyone in, but he complied with the calls and started to make his way back to shore. Link to graphic image #1 “I was coming back from the sandbar,” Lanza said. “I was halfway back when the jet ski man told me not to [come…

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Swimmer bitten by a shark in Miami, Florida

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A swimmer has been bitten by a shark in Miami, Florida. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Ocean Rescue lifeguards spotted a shark as it swam off Haulover Beach July 9 around 3:30 p.m.  They quickly jumped into action, blowing their whistles and gesturing for beachgoers to exit the water. Elvin Lanza was on the second sand bar of the clothing optional beach and was attempting to leave the water,when a 4- to 5-foot long shark bit his left leg just above the knee and his right calf. He kicked the shark until…

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