Spearfisherman attacked by mako shark

Kevin Llod Spearfisherman attacked by mako shark

A spearfisherman was attacked by a mako shark off the coast of New Zealand. Kevin Lloyd and friends were fishing near the Cavalli Islands Dec 15 when a shark grabbed a freshly speared kingfish. The group decided to head to a less sharky spot around 8 a.m. After fishing for around 3 hours Lloyd shot a king fish and a shark “came out of nowhere” and grabbed onto his leg. The 24-year-old drew out his knife to defend himself. “I started stabbing it heaps with my knife and it didn’t…

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Video: Shark bites New Zealand spearfisherman

Video: Shark bites New Zealand spearfisherman

In a case of mistaken identity, a spearfisherman who was being bitten by a shark managed to catch the encounter on video. Anton Oleinik was spearing off Omaha’s Ti Point, north of Aukland, when he shot a kingfish Dec. 9. As the 50-year-old Russian-born man pulled the kingfish he’d just speared, an 8-foot (2.5m) bronze whaler shark arrived. “The rope wrapped around me. I was trying to untangle it when I popped my head above the water to take a breath,” Oleinik told the Herald. “All of a sudden I…

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Samoan and NZ paddlers have close encounters with large sharks

Andrew Wheatley with his shark bitten surfski.

Three paddlers separated by more than 2,000 nautical miles had close encounters with large sharks during October. Andrew Wheatley was paddling off the coast of Samoa when he lost the rear end of his surfski to a shark. The Australian was around 1.5 kilometers from the south coast of Upolu when he felt a huge bump and found himself airborne. “I was going pretty fast when I was lifted from behind, flung up and to the right,” he told the Samoa Observer. Without focusing on what had just happened, he…

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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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Shark attacks kayaker in New Zealand

david lomas shark attack new zealand

A shark attacked a kayaker off the coast of New Zealand October 23. David Lomas was cruising the waters off Takapuna Beach around 9 a.m. when his kayak started shaking.   The investigative journalist and television host for TV 3’s Lost & Found was around 55 yards from shore and alone. “The kayak just started shuddering. It went on for about 10 seconds. My first thought was I’d hit a rock, but it’s a place where I swim a lot in summer and I know there are no rocks there,”…

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Shark bites canoe in New Zealand

2017 shark attack bite_ Matt Kensington _New Zealand

Matt Kensington was taking his new outrigger canoe for a paddle near Tutukaka, New Zealand when a shark popped up. Kensington was around 4 miles from Tutukaka with a group of nine August 26 when he felt a bump. “I took a few more strokes and he must have come up from underneath and bitten the canoe,” he told the New Zealand Herald. The collision caused the roughly 3-foot shark to slap against the side of the boat before swimming off. “It was a hell of a bang. He wasn’t…

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Fisherman Bitten By Mako Shark

A fisherman has been bitten by a shark off the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand on Monday. The unidentified man from Auckland had just brought a Mako shark that he thought was dead on board. When he attempted to remove the nearly 5 foot sharks head, it began thrashing around and bit the man’s foot. The fisherman, who is in his 30s, was taken back to the marina where he was transported to a helicopter landing site.  He was then flown to Middlemore Hospital in moderate condition. The location has…

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