A shark attacked a man on Wednesday off North Carolina's coast, bringing the number of attacks in the Carolinas to 11 for 2015. Experts agree that the number of attacks is strange, but are still searching for why this is happening.
As families head to the beaches of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina for the Fourth of July holiday coming up, they will have to proceed with caution. A shark attack on a 17-year-old boy on Saturday brings the total to six people in two weeks.
Oak Island -
In two separate shark attacks on Sunday a 12-year-old girl lost her left arm below the elbow and suffered an injured leg and a 16-year-old boy had his arm bitten off above the elbow.
The attacks occurred about one hour and 20 minutes apart.
A teenager from Western Australia has used his spear gun to kill the shark that fatally attacked his friend. Jay Muscat was killed following an attack by a great white shark at Cheynes Beach in Albany only days ago.
A 17-year-old teen in Western Australia was killed by a white pointer shark Monday and the shark then went for his friend. That boy had a spear gun and stuck it in the shark's mouth and fired. The shark swam off, alive but with a spear in its mouth.
The cap and goggles belonging to Christine Armstrong presumed to have been "taken" by a large shark while swimming off the coast of Australia on Thursday morning have been found, along with human remains, police said Friday.
A 34-year old man suffered serious injuries but was conscious after being rescued from a shark attack off Western Australia's Gascoyne coast. The shark bit the surfer on the abdomen and then latched onto his arm as he tried to fight off the attack.
New Smyrna Beach -
A mother successfully fought off a shark that attacked her daughter on Wednesday while the two were surfing on New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The incident was the second attack on the beach on the same day.
Panama City -
Over six years ago while on vacation at Cape Sand Blas, about 50 miles southeast of Panama City, Florida, Craig Hutto, then aged 16, was fishing in waist-deep water about 60 feet from shore with his brother when he was attacked by a bull shark.
A shark attacked and bit a 27-year-old man several times as he surfed off Marina State Beach in California, perhaps signaling the start of a busy shark-sighting season; last week another man was killed by a ten-foot great white shark in Australia.
New Smyrna Beach -
Attention shark-attack victims: If you've lived to tell your story about being attacked by a shark, one Florida restaurant believes you also deserve a free meal. A free meal typically priced $8.99, that is.
Saint Augustine -
A 10-year-old boy was bitten on the ankle yesterday morning by a small shark on the beaches of Saint Augustine in Saint Johns County. The sheriff's office has confirmed they found a shark's tooth inside the boy's wound.
Every year people enter the water by the billions and they get out without a care or concern other than not getting pulled under by a riptide. Still, there are other dangers in the water to concern people.
The Palm Beach Post News reports that a 38-year-old kite surfer was attacked and killed by sharks off the coast of Stuart after landing in the water about a quarter-mile offshore. He was rescued by a lifeguard, but was pronounced dead soon after.
A South African lifeguard was killed in an attack by a tiger shark at the popular holiday resort of Port St. Johns This is only the second shark attack in this area - ever. A local historian warns that the heavy sewage runoff attracts the sharks.
All he was doing was minding his own business trying to find a bit to eat when he spies what looks like a seal- his favorite!
What a suprise he got when he bit down and found that not only did this seal taste bad but it REALLY resented being eaten a...