13-foot tiger shark attacks kayak in Queensland

A man paddling his kayak off Sunshine Coast, Queensland, had a shocking experience Nov. 14 when a 13-foot tiger shark attacked. Kyle Roberts, 31, was floating in his boat around 6:50 a.m. about a mile off Moffat Beach when his kayak was hit so hard by the shark, he was knocked out of it and into the water. “It hit side-on with such force it ejected me and flipped the kayak,” he told The Courier Mail. “I landed in the water about [seven feet] away and looked to see it…

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Shark attack victim in Hawaii saved by fast-acting bystanders

Shark attack survivor Juliun Perkins and his lifesavers.

Juliun Perkins was enjoying a day of surfing on Hawaii’s famous North shore in Oahu September 8. The 23-year-old and a few friends paddled about half a mile out near Pounders Beach at 6:30 a.m. “The waves were pretty big that day and I’m not the most experienced surfer, so I was more just watching at the time,” Juliun told Tracking Shark in a phone interview. Perkins was being cautious as he floated in the rough, 8-foot water, watching the other 20 to 30 surfers catch waves. Around 8:30 a.m., the…

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Surfer bitten by a shark in Hawaii

2018 O'ahu hawaii shark attack bite

Updated: June 13, 2018 Mr. Denges reportedly believes he was injured by his surfboard fin. A surfer in Hawaii is recovering from an apparent shark bite he received June 9. John “Raps” Denges had borrowed a friend’s board to go surfing at Oneula Beach, O’ahu. Around 7:45 a.m. a shark was said to have injured the 48-year-old’s left calf. Denges, who may be houseless, was able to paddle back toward shore and was met by a friend. A friend saw “the blood behind him, and then he ran down to…

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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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Man loses leg to shark in Brazil

Man loses leg to shark in Brazil

A man has lost his leg to a shark in Pernambuco, Brazil. Pablo Diego Inacio de Melo went swimming off Piedade Beach in the northeast coast of Brazil April 15 when he was attacked by a shark. According to friends, the 34-year-old had been warned the area was known for sharks, especially during the rainy season. “It was the second time he went to the beach here; the people who were with him knew the situation . . . he was aware of the risk, that he should not go…

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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 severed part of his 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…

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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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