INJURED – 4 June 2017 — near Middle Sambo reef off Boca Chica in the Florida Keys, US – spearfisherman videos attack on himself

Parker Simpson shark attack Florida Keys
Parker Simpson shows the shark bite below the knee

 

Parker Simpson filmed himself being attacked by a 7-8ft reef shark while swimming back to the boat with a grouper he’d caught spearfishing near Middle Samo Reef off Boca Chica in the Florida Keys on Sunday 4 June 2017.

Watch Parker’s video of the attack…


He said the shark came out of nowhere.

“He first went at my dive buddy Justyn but immediately turned toward me,” Simpson wrote. “He first bit my left fin then took a chunk out of the right one before biting my leg and cutting the speargun line.

“I assumed he was trying to steal the black grouper I was holding. But after I lost the grouper and watched it swim to the bottom, the shark kept coming at us!”

Simpson posted the video of the incident on his YouTube Channel called Over the Edge .

Parker Simpson shark attack Middle Samo Reef off Boca Chica
Parker Simpson shows his shark bite before he gets treatment on the boat.

“The shark tore through the skin, fat tissue, muscle, muscle sheath, and unfortunately my tibial artery, which caused me to lose more than a liter of blood.”

“I would not have made it back to the boat without the help of another strong swimmer and would have bled out had I not been patched up so well by Amanda,” Simpson wrote, adding a word of caution to all divers: “Always dive with a buddy and someone who is trained in first aid!”

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INJURED – 12 May 2017 – Khor Fakkan, United Arab Emirates – fisherman attacked

Ali Mohammad Hamad Al Beloushi in Khor Fakkan hospital after shark attack
Ali Mohammad Hamad Al Beloushi in Khor Fakkan hospital

Ali Mohammad Hamad Al Beloushi, 41, was on a fishing trip in the Arabian Sea 5 nautical miles off Khor Fakkan, United Arab Emirates, when he took a free dive off the side of the boat. When he surfaced about 3 metres from the boat he was bitten on the right leg by a shark and suffered serious lacerations


His friend, Omar, who was in the boat, shot the shark with a ‘fishing gun’. The shark released Ali who managed to get back in the boat. The two fishermen caught the shark and hauled it to shore. The species of shark was not reported, but they said it weighed about 200kg.

Ali was taken to Khor Fakkan hospital. His brother Hassan said he had “severe bites to his right leg”.

No other details were reported.

Source:

Gulf News

VIDEO: watch video of the captured shark after it was brought ashore

shark, Khor Fakkan, United Arab Emirates
Screen shot from video of the shark that bit Ali.

INJURED – 29 April 2017 – Keurbooms, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa – surfer

A 14-year-old boy (name withheld in local media because of his age) sustained minor lacerations to his right calf after he was bitten by a shark while he was surfing with two others at The Waves surf spot on Keurbooms beach, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. The incident took place around 5pm on Saturday 29 April 2017.

 

 

Shark researchers suspect that it was a 2-metre great white shark, going by the size of the bite marks.

He was treated by NSRI (National Sea Rescue Institute) medics and by paramedics on the scene for lacerations to his right calf before being transported to hospital by ambulance in a stable condition.

According to media reports, the teenager was surfing with two other surfers. At the take-off zone he turned to catch a wave when he saw a fin approaching him; he felt a bump and he felt a bite on his right calf.

He caught a wave to the beach where he was met by his father, who had witnessed the incident, and bystanders who aided and called paramedics.

There had been several sightings of sharks in the bay the day before, prompting the NSRI to issue a warning to surfers and swimmers.

“The increase in shark inshore presence at this time of the year is part of the normal aggregation of these animals. Sharks are aggregating in this area at this time, as they have done in previous years, to take advantage of naturally occurring prey like seals and fish close inshore,” the NSRI said in a statement.

 

Sources:

IOL

News24

Times Live

 

FATAL – 29 April 2017 – Pointe au Sel, Reunion – bodyboarder attacked

Adrien Dubosc, reunion, shark attack
Adrien Dubosc, 28

Adrien Dubosc, 28, was bitten in the right thigh and groin area by a shark (species not identified – though it was likely a bull shark or tiger shark) while body boarding with two friends at Pointe au Sel, on Reunion island in the Indian Ocean. The attack happened on Saturday morning 29 April 2017.

Pointe au Sel is a short distance south of the well-known St Leu surf spot.

The attack came two months after one of his best friends, Alexandre Naussac, 26, was killed by a shark at a nearby beach.

Dubosc was a shark enthusiast and member of Shark Watch Patrol, whose job it is to keep an eye out for sharks while people surf and swim. The Shark Watch Patrol was set up as the number of shark attacks on Reunion has increased dramatically with 21 attacks, nine of them fatal, in the past six years.

 

 

“The young man was in the water with two friends, when a shark attacked him, biting his right thigh, and his groin area.

“The victim was pulled out of the water, and emergency workers arrived very quickly. Despite cardiac massage, he died within half an hour of the attack,” police were quoted as saying.

 

Sources:

The Morning Bulletin

The Sun

New Zealand Herald

Photo: Facebook

 

Revival — this blog will get new life now

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After a few years of down time – been too busy with other stuff – i can now give time again to Shark Attack Monitor (update: now Shark Attack Watch).

You can check a list of all verified shark attacks here at the Global Shark Attack File – and the ones that i didn’t cover in the past 4 years or so 🙂

http://www.sharkattackfile.net/incidentlog.htm