Shark bites known-survivor and bodyboarder in Hawaii

Dylan McWilliams

A bodyboarder was bitten by a shark in Hawaii April 26. Dylan McWilliams was bodyboarding off Poipu Kauai around 7:30 a.m. The island had been under a brown-water advisory due to muddy coastal waters, but had cleared with around 10 feet of visibility. The survivalist took his bodyboard to Shipwreck’s Beach to enjoy the surf where a few others were enjoying the waves. As the 20-year-old was swimming out to catch another wave, he was knocked off his board. “I was in about 15-feet of water and it was pretty…

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Paddleboarder attacked by shark in Hawaii

Paddleboarder attacked by shark in Hawaii

A paddleboarder was attacked March 31 by a shark in Hawaii. The unidentified man and his father were boarding 100 to 150 yards offshore at Kukio Beach around 9:30 a.m.  when a 12-foot tiger shark knocked the pair into the water and bit the sons right hand and leg. A private safety team was available at the beach and quickly launched a canoe to aid the man and a jet-ski to distract the shark. “Apparently, they had heard a scream from the ocean and they took a four-man canoe out…

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Diver Hit by 9-foot Shark; 12-foot Tiger Shark Nearly Takes a Nibble

A 9-foot shark hit a shark diver on February 24, 2018. Eton Polly and two of his friends were enjoying a baited shark dive in the milky waters of Durban, South Africa when a 9-foot-long oceanic black tip shark became a little too curious. It bumped one of the divers, who immediately pushed the shark away. An unidentified diver who was filming the interaction with his GoPro camera became part of the action when the shark turned and charged him. The diver’s mask and regulator were knocked off by the…

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Tiger shark bites surfer in Hawaii

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A tiger shark bit a surfer in Hawaii on December 31. Marjorie Mariano was enjoying a new year’s surf off Laniakea Beach. While in the water, the active surfer had been thinking about her friend and soul sister Telma Boinville, who was recently killed in an apparent robbery. Around 6 p.m., an estimated 10-foot long tiger shark grabbed her leg (graphic image). “I felt something big and I felt the bite really hard,” Mariano told Hawaii News Now. “I turned my body and I looked at the shark’s face biting…

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Video: Tiger shark filmed next to unaware swimmers off Miami Beach

A large tiger shark has been filmed near unaware swimmers off Miami Beach, Florida. Drone pilot Kenny Melendez was out with friends and family members November 24 showing the group how the drone worked. Around 8 a.m. he spotted a female swimmer in the drone’s viewfinder and thought it would make for some good video, and then he spotted a shadow. He realized he was filming what appeared to be a 7-foot long tiger shark somewhere in water off Fourth and Seventh Street. A post shared by Kenny Melendez (@aerodronemedia)…

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Fatal shark attack reported in Cuba

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A fatal shark attack has been reported in Cuba. Jesús Cabrera González was swimming with friends of friends at Guardalavaca Beach November 4. The group was around 10 feet from the beach as the celebrated the 22-year-old man’s birthday. Around 11:30 p.m.  the shark bit González’s left thigh. His friends heard his cries and were able to hit the shark with a bottle, but the damage had already been done. Photographic evidence shows the suspected tiger shark severed González femoral artery as it removed a large section of his inner…

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Graphic: Shark bite reported in the Bahamas

A shark bite has been reported in the Bahamas. An unidentified female was snorkeling around noon near Rose Island when she was bitten on the foot by a shark June 27. Link to graphic image 1 The woman, who is from Switzerland, was on a private snorkeling trip when the shark grabbed her and nearly severed her right foot. She is currently listed in stable condition. Link to graphic image 2 Questions have been raised as to whether the charter boat had proper licensing and if, at the time, conch…

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