Diver bitten by a shark in New Caledonia

Diver bitten by shark in New Caledonia

A diver was bitten by a shark in New Caledonia. The unidentified spearfisherman was near his son and nephew, less than 10 yards off a beach, in Nouville, possibly off Rue Kiolet Nea Galet, January 21. Around 3:30 p.m. as the 40-year-old was sitting in around 3 feet of water when a suspected bull shark approached. The spearfisherman was bitten between his hip and armpit by the estimated 7 to 9-foot long shark. Family members treated the wounds before transporting the man to the Médipôle medical clinic. His injuries were…

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Spearfisherman bitten by shark in New Caledonia

A spearfishman was bitten by a shark March 4. The unidentified man was fishing with two friends north of Lifou Island, part of the Loyalty Islands Province in the archipelago of New Caledonia. He had just strung a fish when a 7- foot (2m) shark showed up. The shark, which was identified as a gray shark, bit the man on the left side of his head before swimming off. The 43-year-old was assisted by his friends and taken to Médipôle of Koutio, a private hospital in New Caledonia, for medical…

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Australian Kitesurfer Dies After Sustaining a Shark Bite

An Australian kitesurfer has died after sustaining a shark bite in New Caledonia. David Jewell was kitesurfing on the inside of a reef at Koumac at around 3:40 pm when he fell into the water. A large shark bit the 50-year-old on his right thigh. The catamaran, Discovery, was near the scene and alerted authorities at around 3:48 pm and a rescue boat was dispatched. Nicolas Renaud, the head of the New Caledonia’s Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centre said Mr. Jewell went into cardiac arrest and was given first aid by…

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Kitesurfer bitten by shark in New Caledonia

A kitesurfer has been bitten by a shark in New Caledonia on Sainte-Marie Island, Nouméa Pierre de Rotalier was surfing in the Pacific Ocean off Sainte-Marie Island, Nouméa on Thursday. Rotalier saw the shark coming toward him and feared for his life as the shark bit his right heel and board. The 45-year-old told Les Nouvelles-Caledoniennes “It was when I was gybing [turning] that the shark attacked me from behind. I was hit hard”. De Rotalier began swimming toward the shore and was picked up by a boat and carried…

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Fatal Tiger Shark Bite

A fatal tiger shark bite has occurred in New Caledonia. Nicole Malignon was swimming at around  11 am on Saturday when she was bitten by a tiger shark. The 69-year-old was playing with her dog around 66 yards (60M) off Poe Beach in clear water around 5 feet (1.5m) deep. Physical fitness teacher Thierry Song was nearby teaching his son to wind surf when he heard Mrs. Malignon scream. “I heard a shout behind me, about fifty meters (54 yards). I turned and I immediately saw a tail and swirls, I…

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Kite Surfer Bitten By Shark

A kite surfer has been bitten by a shark off the coast of Nouméa, New Caledonia. The unidentified man was apparently sitting on his rig as the shark bit the side of the board. The shark’s bottom jaw hit the bottom of the board and its top teeth went into the man’s thigh. Even though the 21-year-old had several lacerations to his right thigh, he was able to paddle to a nearby reef and then onto the beach. Emergency personal were called and treated the wound on scene before transferring…

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