Snorkeler Bitten by a Shark in Bundegi

Snorkeler Bitten by a Shark in Bundegi Sanctuary Zone

A snorkeler has been bitten by a shark in Bundegi’s Sanctuary Zone on December 24.

The unidentified female was bitten on the buttocks while visiting the sanctuary near Exmouth.

She was in 16 feet (5m) deep water around 765 to 1094 yards (700 to 1000m) from shore when the incident occurred.

The small shark bit her gluteus maximus and the woman quickly exited the water.

She was taken to shore and then went to Exmouth Hospital for treatment.

There have been a total of 99 shark attack bites in 2016. Eight of which were fatal; 44 were reported in the US, with 32 occurring in Florida. Twenty-four have occurred in Australia, three of which were fatal.

All locations have been marked on the 2016 shark attack bites tracking map.

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