A TEENAGER was taken to hospital this afternoon after he was attacked by a shark

A TEENAGER was taken to hospital this afternoon after he was attacked by a shark

15-year-old boy apparently suffered lacerations after being attacked by a shark near Middleton.

A TEENAGER was taken to hospital this afternoon after he was attacked by a shark at Middleton on the state’s south coast.

Onlookers watched on in horror as the water was evacuated shortly after 5pm when two sharks surfaced in the area.

“There were definitely two sharks out there,” one witness told Advertiser.com.au.

“There was a tiger shark near me. It was bigger than me and it got pretty close … I’m not sure what the other shark was.

“People on the shore yelled out ‘shark’ and no more than 50m away another shark had attacked the 15-year-old.”

The condition of the boy was unknown but witnesses said he suffered lacerations.

“There was blood all down his board,” one body boarder said.

South Coast District Hospital would not confirm if they had treated anyone for a shark bite.

The attack comes just nine days after Scott Berry, 39, escaped with just a small bite to his side after being attacked by a shark at Parsons Beach , near Waitpinga on the Fleurieu Peninsula.


Surfer survives shark attack in Japan

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 bitten by shark on Galveston beach


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.


A bodyboarder bitten by a shark in South Australia

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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Deaware 16-year-old treated for gashes to left forearm

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.