Nude surfer headbutts shark, gets bitten in NSW

bodysurfer was bitten by a shark in New South Wales, Australia

A nude bodysurfer was bitten by a shark in New South Wales, Australia October 20. Paul Kenny was hitting the waves off the clothing optional Samurai Beach, which had just been reopened after a dead whale had washed ashore, in Port Stephens at 7 a.m. The 51-year-old was around 50 meters (55 yards) off the beach when he decided to head back in. “I went to catch the last wave back in, put my head down and headbutted the shark,” He told the Sydney Morning Herald. “I didn’t know it…

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Surfer bitten by great white shark in New Zealand

Surfer bitten by great white shark in New Zealand

A surfer was bitten by a great white shark in New Zealand October 19. Andrew Brough was hitting the waves at Baylys Beach, Near Dargville in the Northland Region. Around 6 p.m. the 25-year-old, who was wearing a full black wetsuit, was in a prone position when a shark bit his left arm. “It’s got him in the hand, the elbow, a little bit on his mouth. He was definitely in pain and there was a bit of blood. “I’ve lived here 45 years and I can’t remember the last…

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Australian fisherman bitten by shark he caught

Queensland fisherman was bitten by a shark

A Queensland fisherman was bitten by a shark he was trying to reel in after catching it. On October 8,  a 55-year-old hooked a large reef shark off Swains Reef, near the Yeppoon Coast. The angler, called Mozzie by his friends, was with a charter group and in a small tender boat as he tried to reel in the shark. As he attempted to haul the shark on board around 5 p.m., he slipped and went overboard with the shark in tow. “Mozzie thought he could bloody wrangle it in…

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Fatal shark attack in Jamaica; nonfatal attack in Bahamas

Two spearfishers have suffered injuries from shark bites, one of which was fatal. Nicholas Malcolm, 43, of Pineapple, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, went fishing with a friend off James Bond Beach in Jamaica September 19. After he went missing, a search of the area where he was last seen turned up shark-bitten pieces of his diver’s gear. “It [his gear] was torn up real bad, a piece of the chest, it had the impression that the shark has taken a piece of his chest. Because the impression shows of the…

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Twelve-year-old girl bitten by shark hours after adult mauled

Twelve-year-old girl bitten by shark hours after adult mauled

A twelve-year-old girl was bitten by a shark in the same area a 46-year-old was bitten. Hannah Papps was boating with her father and sister off Cid Harbour in the Whitsunday Islands of Queensland, Australia September 20. As Papps was swimming she was bitten on the upper leg near the groin area. Emergency response teams notified the ACQ CQ Helicopter Rescue service who dispatched a helicopter to collect the child at around 1:43 p.m. ACQ CQ arrived on scene landing the helicopter on the beach and retrieved the girl from…

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Swimmer mauled by shark in Queensland

Swimmer mauled by shark in Queensland

A Tasmanian woman was mauled by a shark in Queensland while swimming near a yacht. Justine Barwick, 46, was swimming at Cid Harbour off Whitsunday Island’s Sawmill Bay around 5:00 p.m. September 19 when a shark grabbed her upper right leg. She was pulled out of the water and onto a larger vessel which had a doctor on board. “The shark had taken a huge chunk out of her inside leg and she was bleeding out,” RACQ CQ Helicopter Rescue crewman Ben McCauley told ABC News. “The people on scene…

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Fatal shark attack in Massachusetts

A fatal shark attack occurred off Cape Cod September 15 as the victim was showing another man how to catch waves. The previous day, the duo had been boogieboarding off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet before the sun went down. By 10:00 a.m. the next morning, Arthur Medici, 26, of Revere, Mass., and his friend Isaac Rocha were again in the water. Initial reports indicate the two surfers were using fins and wetsuits. Around 12:30 p.m. Joe Booth, a local fisherman who was on the beach, heard Medici scream and…

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