12-year-old bitten by bull shark in Bimini

bitten by bull shark in Bimini

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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Video: Honeymooner bitten by shark

A woman on her honeymoon was bitten by a shark in the Bahamas December 8. Sarah Illig was swimming with nurse sharks while her husband Evan Carroll filmed the interaction. The 25-year-old was enjoying the last day of the trip as she swam in the crystal-clear water. Unfortunately, her mask obscured her peripheral vision as she swam with her arms extended and she didn’t see the large nurse shark as it approached. “I felt a whoosh of water, something clamped down on my arm and I assumed my husband was…

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Spearfisherman bitten by shark in the Bahamas

A spearfisherman was bitten by a shark in the Bahamas. The man, who has not been identified, was spearfishing from a shallow reef August 18 when he speared a fish around 3 p.m. As he pulled in the fish, a 5-foot reef shark went after it and bit the man’s hand. The victim, who is a safety diver for the shark diving company Shark Addicts, was able to return to his boat. Other employees of the company, who were enjoying a day off together, administered first aid and transported the…

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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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North Carolina woman loses arm to shark

A North Carolina woman lost her arm to a shark June 2 in the Bahamas. Tiffany Johnson and her husband James were on the last stop of their 7-day cruise when they decided to go parasailing and snorkeling. The couple found a local guide who took them with another couple to Athol Island.  Although James was feeling seasick during the 20-minute trip out to the reef, he was able to enjoy the water with his wife while they explored the area around a small private island. When James started feeling…

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Model bitten by a shark in the Bahamas


A model has been bitten by a shark in the Bahamas. Adventure blogger Mareen was traveling through the islands March 1, when she made a stop at Compass Cay. The private island is just south of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park and is known for an abundance of nurse sharks.  Workers at the local marina have been feeding the sharks, many of which have names, for years. Mareen was able to swim with the sharks and took the opportunity to float on her back as she was circled…

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*Graphic* Fisherman bitten by a shark in the Bahamas

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A fisherman has been bitten by a shark in the Bahamas. George Keywood was wading in the waters off Great Exuma on March 2 when he landed a fish which piqued the interest of several sharks in the area. The 58-year-old fisherman had just released his catch when a lemon shark bit his calf and hand. “It was surreal. I’d released the fish I’d just caught and was washing some slime off my hand in the water. The next thing I know there’s this thing banging against my leg. Then…

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