Fisherman bitten by shark – 3 August 2017 – Cape Cod, Massachusetts, US

A 34-year-old man was bitten on the right foot by a 4-foot (some reports say 6 foot) brown shark after he had reeled it in.

shark bites fisherman at Menauhunt beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, US
Menauhant Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, US

Some reports say the man was about to take a photo with his catch when the shark bit him on the foot. Other reports say it bit him when he was attempting to remove the hook from its mouth.

The man, whose name not reported, was fishing on Menauhant Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts around 11.30pm when the incident happened.

He suffered minor injuries and was taken to Falmouth Hospital for treatment.

The shark was reportedly released back into the ocean.

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2 girls in raft bitten by shark – 29 July 2017 – DeBordieu Beach, South Carolina, US

In a rather unusual incident, two 12-year-old girls were bitten by a 2-3 foot shark which jumped onto their raft and thrashed about.

shark bite DeBordieu Beach, South Carolina
DeBordieu, South Carolina

The two children, whose names were not released, were paddling their raft off Pioneer Loop in DeBordieu, South Carolina, US when the incident happened on Saturday, 29 July 2017.

One girl was bitten on her thigh and was taken to Georgetown Memorial Hospital where she was reported in stable condition. The other girl was not hospitalised.

No other details were reported.

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Shark bites kayaker’s ski – FRIGHTENED – 11 July 2017 – Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, US

Steve Lawson points out where the Great White shark bit his ski off Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, California
Steve Lawson points out where the Great White shark bit his ski off Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, California

Steve Lawson was kayaking outside the kelp beds at the Steamer Lane surf spot in Santa Cruz when a great white bit the front of his ski and knocked him into the water.

The incident happened just before 11am on Tuesday 11 July 2017.

He told the press he used his marine radio to call for a rescue from the Harbor Patrol, but he had to tread water for a few minutes.

“It felt like I hit a rock. I looked in front of me and there was a shark biting the front of my boat. When it let go it knocked me sideways and I fell out.

“I spent a little time in the water swimming around. I panicked, everyone panics. There’s a shark in the water, but he didn’t come back. He wasn’t interested in me,” he told NBC Bay Area.

According to some reports he had tried to get back into his kayak but couldn’t.

The Harbour Patrol showed up and pulled him out of the water.

The bottom of the kayak showed shallow cracks and damage from the shark’s bite.

“Attacks like these are extremely rare in Santa Cruz County, and we are so thankful that the kayaker was uninjured,” Santa Cruz Fire Chief Jim Frawley was quoted as saying.

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Shark Bite – INJURED – 9 July 2017 – Haulover Beach, Florida, US – swimmer bitten

Freeze frame from Fox News report, shows shark bite victim on Haulover Beach, Florida with bandages on both legs.
Freeze frame from Fox News report, shows shark bite victim on Haulover Beach, Florida with bandages on both legs.

An unidentified man suffered minor lacerations to both his legs when he was bitten by 4-5 foot bull shark while swimming at nude-bathing Haulover Beach, Florida, US.

The incident happened on Sunday 9 July 2017, after the shark was spotted and a lifeguard alerted swimmers to get out the water. The swimmer was bitten while exiting the water.

He made it to shore on his own and was treated by paramedics before being taken to Aventura Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“We went ahead and controlled the bleeding with pressure bandages. It was able to be controlled that way. We packaged him ready for transport by fire rescue,” Lt. Grace Mangas with Miami-Dade Fire Ocean Rescue, was quoted as saying.

According to officials, this is the first reported shark attack at Haulover Beach.

 

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Award-winning National Geographic photojournalist and conservationist Brian Skerry specializes in marine wildlife and underwater environments—from tropical coral reefs to polar ice.

Brian Skerry - National Geographic exhibit

Brian Skerry - National Geographic exhibit
Brian Skerry – National Geographic exhibit

 

 

 

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