Cape Cod Shark Attack on William Lytton

Shark attack off Cape Cod leaves swimmer with wounds to torso, legs Beachgoers describe harrowing scene after Cape Cod shark attack Longnook Beach in Truro Shark Attack

Swimming will remain off-limits at a popular Cape Cod beach until at least the weekend after a man was attacked Wednesday by a shark in Truro. Cape cod shark attack

Sources tell WCVB a man was bitten by a shark at Longnook Beach in Truro. The beach is on the Atlantic Ocean side

The Cape Cod National Sea Shore identified the man as William Lytton, 61, from Scarsdale, New York.

Assistant Truro Harbormaster Gary Sharpless said the man suffered puncture wounds to his torso and legs. Tufts Medical Center said Thursday that Lytton was in serious condition.

Truro said Thursday that due to shark activity, swimming will remain closed through Friday. If no additional shark sightings or activity is reported on Friday, the beach may reopen to swimming on Saturday.cape cod shark attack

State marine fisheries senior biologist Greg Skomal will try to confirm Thursday if the man’s wounds are consistent with a bite from a great white.

The man told first responders he was standing in the water 30 yards offshore when the shark bit him.

Officials with the Cape Cod National Seashore said the location of the incident was approximately 300 yards south of Longnook Beach in Truro, within the boundary of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
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Kerstin Peter Leitner and Molly Tobin found the victim lying alone along the shore of the beach. cape cod shark attack

“He had a large wound in his lower left leg,” Tobin, a graduate from the Boston College School of Nursing said.

“We grabbed all the towels that we could, put them on him to stop the bleeding,” Kerstin Peter Leitner, another Boston College nursing school graduate said.

“Unfortunately, there’s no cellphone service, so someone had to run up to a house to call 911,” Tobin said.

A medical helicopter transported the victim from the scene to Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Officials closed Longnook Beach to swimming until further notice.

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, which has been doing extensive research on sharks in the region, offered its wishes for a full recovery to the victim of Wednesday’s shark bite.

“Encounters with white sharks in which people suffer injuries are as terrifying as they are rare,” the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy said.

“While we still don’t know all of the details of this particular bite, sharks are not known to target people specifically, and when they do bite people, it’s usually a case of mistaken identity.”

The conservancy said sharks “test the waters” with their teeth, much like humans use their hands. “It’s how they determine if what they encounter is prey or something to avoid.”

Truro was the site of the last shark attack on Cape Cod, in July 2012, when a Colorado man suffered a bite off Ballston Beach.

There have been several shark sightings in the area in recent days.

In the past decade, the Cape Cod region, especially Truro, has seen an increase in its population of gray and harbor seals. The increased seal population has attracted great white sharks, which depend on seals as the staple of their diet.

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Tourist Czech Republic was killed by a shark at Egypt’s Marsa Alam

Shark Kills Czech Tourist in Egypt’s Marsa Alam

Shark Kills Czech Tourist in Egypt’s Marsa Alam

A 41-year-old tourist from the Czech Republic was killed by a shark on Friday 3 August, reports local Czech media.

According to Czech Radio, the Foreign Ministry confirmed that a Czech man who was swimming off the coast of Marsa Alam was attacked and killed by a shark.

The man was reportedly holidaying in the popular Red Sea resort town with his wife and children through a travel agency identified as Exim Tours.

A spokesperson for Exim Tours said that the attack was unusual and that the deceased’s family hopes to return to the Czech Republic as soon as possible.

Reports of the attack first emerged on Friday evening, when a part of an unidentified body was located off the coast of a resort in Marsa Alam. It remains unclear where the man was staying and whether he was swimming alone.

According to the Czech Republic’s Foreign Ministry, local Egyptian police are investigating the attack.

This is not the first shark attack in Egypt. Shark attacks in 2015, 2010, 2009, and 2004 have killed a total of three people and injured five others.

Egypt’s Red Sea resort towns are popular with tourists from around the world, and particularly from eastern European countries such as the Czech Republic.

A 41-year-old tourist from the Czech Republic was killed by a shark on Friday 3 August, reports local Czech media.

According to Czech Radio, the Foreign Ministry confirmed that a Czech man who was swimming off the coast of Marsa Alam was attacked and killed by a shark.

The man was reportedly holidaying in the popular Red Sea resort town with his wife and children through a travel agency identified as Exim Tours.

A spokesperson for Exim Tours said that the attack was unusual and that the deceased’s family hopes to return to the Czech Republic as soon as possible.

Reports of the attack first emerged on Friday evening, when a part of an unidentified body was located off the coast of a resort in Marsa Alam. It remains unclear where the man was staying and whether he was swimming alone.

According to the Czech Republic’s Foreign Ministry, local Egyptian police are investigating the attack.

This is not the first shark attack in Egypt. Shark attacks in 2015, 2010, 2009, and 2004 have killed a total of three people and injured five others.

Egypt’s Red Sea resort towns are popular with tourists from around the world, and particularly from eastern European countries such as the Czech Republic.

 

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Lola Pollina 07-18-2018 New York

12-year-old girl Lola Pollina, who was wading waist-deep near Sailors Haven describing the creature as three or four feet long The Islip seventh-grader and her family were celebrating her mom’s birthday when she had her moment of life imitating “Jaws.”

Girl ‘saw a fin’ in water during a possible shark attack

The 12-year-old girl bitten on the leg during a shark attack off of Fire Island on Wednesday “saw a fin” cutting through the surf during the harrowing ordeal.

“I felt something grab my leg. Then I saw something thrashing around next to me,” said Lola Pollina, who was wading waist-deep near Sailors Haven. “I started screaming for my mom.”

The Islip seventh-grader and her family were celebrating her mom’s birthday when she had her moment of life imitating “Jaws.”

“It was this tannish, orangey-like body, then there was this small fin on top,” said Lola, describing the creature as three or four feet long. “When I got out, my leg was, like, bloody.”

Mom Barbara Pollina, 46, said she first saw a “shadow” circling in the water near her 5-year-old son, Roman — who was wearing a T-shirt picturing an open-mouthed shark — when it changed course and her daughter screamed out.

“I heard her yell, ‘Mommy, mommy, it’s biting me!’ ” said Barbara. “When I saw the blood, I knew [it was a shark.]”

Despite the harrowing run-in, the unflappable pre-teen was all smiles as she left Good Samaritan Medical Center, with antibiotics in her system, a bandage around her right leg — and a new moniker.

“My new nickname is ‘Shark Bait,’ ” she cracked.

Minutes after the first attack, a 13-year-old boy attending a Town of Islip-run camp fell off his boogie board at Atlantique Beach and got a bite of his own.

The teen, who wasn’t identified, stumbled out of the waves, his leg dripping blood.

He was rushed first to a nearby lifeguard tent, where Chief Lifeguard Craig Amarando treated him.

“We figured it was a shark bite right away,” said Amarando.

Lifeguards wrapped the wound, but first responders wanted to re-dress it and get a look for themselves.

“That’s when they confirmed also not only was it a shark bite, but they found one of the teeth still inside the boy,” said Amarando.

The tooth will be examined to determine the species of the culprit, with the National Park Service for now saying only that the bite was “consistent with a large fish.”

Ocean-facing beaches along Fire Island were closed for the rest of the day, said Town of Islip supervisor Angie Carpenter.

Beaches will reopen Thursday.

 

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St. Augustine Shark Attack

Shark attack at St. Augustine Beach A 14-year-old was surfing at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Nassau County beaches closed after two people were bitten on July 13

Teen describes shark bite at St. Augustine Beach Pier

A 14-year-old was surfing at the St. Augustine Beach Pier when he says a shark bit him.

Hunter Hylton said he was putting a piece of bright green surf wax in his pocket when he felt something slam into him.

“I didn’t know what happened at first, and I pulled my hand out of the water and it was just gushing blood,” he said.

He said he rode a wave to shore, where a lifeguard bandaged him up.

“Once he started wrapping it up, afterwards I started feeling it — hurting and just stinging a lot,” he said.

His dad Chris Hylton was surfing 10 feet from him when he was bit.

“I had my doubts about all the recent shark attacks, but I guess it’s real,” he said.

Sunday’s attack was the third in the past few weeks.

Nassau County beaches closed after two people were bitten on July 13. One man was hospitalized for a serious cut on his foot.

Hunter and his dad said the water was murky and people were fishing from the pier while they were surfing Sunday.

Dr. Bryan Franks, a JU professor and shark expert, said small to medium coastal sharks often follow schools of bait fish near the shore. He said the shark may have mistaken Hunter’s hand for a fish.

Hunter said he has been surfing with his dad since he was 3 years old. He said getting bitten isn’t going to stop him from getting back in the water.

“I’m definitely going to keep surfing,” he said. “I mean it just happens. I just see it as now I’ve been bitten by a shark, I shouldn’t get bit anymore.”

 

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Thailand Shark Attacks – Werner Danielsen – 4-19-2018

Wat Tham Khao Tao in Norway have been declared a no-fishing area and are therefore rich in fish and other marine life.he local government urgently set up a shark prevention net Tourists are forbidden to play in the sea. Hua Hin has also become the first shark prevention net in Thailand. Area.

Thailand Hua Hin shocked sharks and injured people

 to set up shark prevention nets for 20 days.

The famous Hua Hin resort beach in Thailand shocked the shark bite. The local government urgently set up a shark prevention net. The beach will be temporarily closed within 20 days of construction. Tourists are forbidden to play in the sea. Hua Hin has also become the first shark prevention net in Thailand. Area.

Hua Hin, which is popular among international tourists, is also one of the attractions that Taiwanese love to visit. According to foreign reports, Hua Hin, a Norwegian tourist, Werner Danielsen, was bitten by a bull shark at Sai Noi Beach and stitched 19 stitches. After the film was uploaded, the blood flow caused the public to panic. In fact, in the past 20 years, there have been few cases of shark attack on people in Thailand. According to Thai experts, bull sharks usually do not attack humans. From the wounds of this bitten tourist, the injured bull shark is under 1 year old. Less than 1 meter in length, it may be that the feet of tourists are used as fish to attack. After the injured Norwegian tourists were sent to hospital for treatment, the situation is now stable.

As the beach can still see a few sharks swimming around, the people in the water are shocked, and the local people have put the film on Facebook, which has attracted 90,000 people to watch. The local government set out to make a shark prevention net, which will be set 300 meters away from the coast, and the construction period is expected to be 20 days. During this period, the beach was temporarily closed and visitors were prohibited from entering the water. In addition, the authorities will also send drones to patrol the air to warn of danger.

According to Thai media reports, the waters around the attacked Wat Tham Khao Tao in Norway have been declared a no-fishing area and are therefore rich in fish and other marine life.