SA bodyboarder bitten by shark
A bodyboarder bitten by a shark in South Australia says his wife probably won’t let him get back in the water in a hurry.
Scott Berry escaped with a small bite to his side after being attacked by what he thinks was a bronze whaler about 80 metres off Parsons Beach, near Victor Harbor, on Monday morning.
The 39-year-old, who received seven stitches, was helped to shore by others who scared the shark away.
He told ABC radio on Tuesday that it happened very fast and he first thought it was a dolphin or a seal.
After biting Mr Berry, the shark circled him.
“I was yelling at it, letting it know I wasn’t particularly pleased with this situation,” he said.
“It wasn’t going to swallow me whole, that’s for sure, but I knew he could do some damage and he could hurt.”
Mr Berry said he was keen to get back in the water, but his wife probably wouldn’t let him return to that particular beach just yet.
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Boy says shark bit him at Cape Henlopen
16-year-old treated for gashes to left forearm. Opening of swimming areas will be delayed.
A 16-year-old Delmar boy said he was bitten by a shark Monday, prompting officials to delay Tuesday’s opening of swimming areas at Cape Henlopen State Park.
The boy, injured about 5 p.m., was treated for gashes to his left forearm at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, officials said.
No information was available about the type or size of the shark, which the boy told officials released its bite and swam away after he batted it with his right arm, the state Division of Parks and Recreation said in a written statement.
Lifeguards who go on duty at 9 a.m. Tuesday and Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control marine biologists will monitor the water for unusual activity before allowing swimming at the park’s main beach later in the morning.
The boy told park enforcement agents he was standing in about 5 feet of water when he felt something grab his arm.
Lifeguards treated his cuts, and the Lewes Fire Department took the boy by ambulance to the hospital, officials said.
Surfer survives shark attack in Japan
A 43-year-old man has been seriously injured after being attacked by a shark while surfing off central Japan, officials say, warning local beach-goers to be alert.
Tsuyoshi Takahashi, an off-duty life guard, was rushed to hospital on Sunday afternoon after the shark sank its teeth into his left arm some 30 metres offshore, a fire department official said.
The accident occurred while Takahashi was surfing with his colleagues in the Pacific off the Atsumi peninsula in Aichi, some 250 kilometres west of Tokyo, a spot well-known for its big waves.
‘He was seriously injured and got 30 stitches to the wound, but there is no threat to his life,’ said the official on Tuesday, adding: ‘We are calling on other surfers to be on the alert against sharks.’
Japan’s long coastline is home to a variety of sharks, but attacks on people are relatively rare. The species of shark involved on Sunday was not known.
According to the local government, the weekend incident was the first shark attack in the prefecture since 1995 when a fisherman was killed by a great white.
TEEN SUFFERS MINOR INJURIES FROM SHARK BITE ON GALVESTON’S WEST END
Teen bitten by shark on Galveston beach
She wasn’t seriously hurt, but the bite mark leaves no doubt what happened
GALVESTON, TX (KTRK) — It didn’t send her to an emergency room or require stitches, but a 14-year-old Houston girl has a shark story to tell and the still-visible imprint on her shoulder proves it.
Her name is Mikaela. This weekend, she and her family were at a beach home on Galveston’s west beach.
After an afternoon of tanning, Mikaela wanted to cool off. She walked into waist-deep water and kneeled down. What happened next is the stuff of nightmares.
Mikaela says she heard the prelude to the chomp. “Just like in the movies, when a shark opens its mouth,” she recalled. The sound of it exhaling before it bites.
Oddly enough, she says it felt like something hit her shoulder. There was no pain, and she says she never saw the shark.
Nevertheless, Mikaela had a feeling she had some kind of close encounter, so she made it to shore as quickly as she could, and told her mother that she thought she had been bitten by a shark.
When her mother moved her daughter’s hair from her shoulders, she saw blood. The two ran back to the beach house, where a physician friend was also spending the day.
No stiches were required. It was a superficial wound that was cleaned, and today is healing nicely. Mikaela didn’t require any emergency room visit.
It is a reminder that beneath the waves, there is marine life — some of it with teeth.
U.S. Coast Guard
02. June 2014
Shark bite victim flown from Palmyra Atoll to Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a woman after she was bitten by a shark near Palmyra Atoll, Sunday.
Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu received a call from the Palmyra research facility director reporting that a 37-year-old female patient sustained a shark bite to her left hand.
A Coast Guard flight surgeon consulted with the medical staff treating the victim and determined that a medevac was warranted due to the risk of infection and possible nerve and tendon damage. Commercial aircraft were not available until Tuesday.
An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point launched to Palmyra Atoll to conduct the medevac. The woman was transported to Air Station Barbers Point on Oahu where emergency medical technicians safely transported her to Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center and Clinic for further treatment.
The aircrew flew more than 1,000 miles from Hawaii to Palmyra Atoll to complete the medevac. This is comparable to dispatching an ambulance from Seattle to respond to a patient in San Diego. The 14th Coast Guard District encompasses more than 12.2 million square miles of the Central and South Pacific.
There are four HC-130 Hercules airplanes based on Oahu serving the Central and South Pacific. These aircraft are the primary means of conducting long range missions and are scheduled to be replaced by the HC-130J, which will bring increased speed, range and capability to the Coast Guard mission in the Pacific.
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