INJURED – 29 September 2013 – 7km offshore of Ashdod, Israel – diver bitten

A commercial diver, not named in press reports, was bitten on the forearm by a shark while working underwater some 7km offshore of Ashdod port in Israel. His diving partner brought him to the surface and was taken to shore where he was evacuated to Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center.

A paramedic who treated him was quoted as saying: “We understood he was working with another friend when a shark popped up suddenly, bit him in the arm and left. His friend pulled him out of the water and brought him by boat to the shore.”

The diver suffered injuries to his forearm down to his palm but was in full consciousness, according to the report on

No other details were reported.


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