Six-foot bull shark lands in family’s fishing boat

Six-foot bull shark lands in family’s fishing boat

A family in Queensland received quite a shock when a six-foot bull shark landed in their boat. Ken Madsen and his grandson Jake were loading their boat up when they heard a commotion on the Proserpine River October 12. “Me and pop thought they must have caught a pretty decent fish when we saw the water splashing about,” Jake told 9News. As the two looked towards the small aluminum type boat, they realized a six-foot bull shark was in the boat flopping around. A father and his children, who were…

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Graphic- Swimmer bitten by shark in Galveston, Texas

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A swimer has been bitten by a shark in Galveston, Texas. Blaine Shelton was off Crystal Beach around 10 a.m. when he was bitten on the leg. The 42-year-old was around 200 yards off the beach and close to the second sandbar when he saw a shark’s tale. Around 5 seconds later the shark bumped him and half bite the plumbers leg just above the knee. Shelton began frantically swimming towards the shore with the 5- to 6-foot bull shark following behind. He was treated on scene by emergency personal…

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Tourist bitten by shark near Bangkok; shark nets to be deployed

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A Norwegian tourist was bitten by a bull shark in Bangkok, Thailand April 15. Werner Danielsen was swimming at Sai Noi Beach off Khao Tao Village, Hua Hin when a shark grabbed his left foot. “I was about 100 yards from the land when it was raining. It took three bites and then disappeared,” Danielsen told NTB, a Norwegian news agency*. The Norwegian began swimming back to shore. “It was a long way to land, so it was a tough experience. I was terrified, afraid that the sharks in the…

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12-year-old bitten by bull shark in Bimini

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A 12-year-was bitten by a bull shark in Bimini, Bahamas April 5. Shane McConnell and family were visiting family in Florida when they decided to travel to the Bahamas. Shane, whose family is from Scotland, was walking along the Bimini Big Game Pier where fisherman were tossing out fish parts. Unfortunately, Shane lost his balance and fell into the water where an estimated 6-foot bull shark took interest. “I think, when I was swimming, it sort of bit me while I was pulling my legs in, and it came out…

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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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