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11/25/2005 Ashley Milford (South Africa)

Surfer escapes shark attack at Nahoon Reef

"I've got to get my board fixed; then I'll give it a couple of weeks and will be back in the water"

- Ashley Milford


EAST London surfer Ashley Milford had a lucky escape after a "bump and bite attack" at Nahoon Reef left him with only a small cut on his finger.

But it was only one of a series of events in a ...
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11/25/2005 Tom Burke (Australia)

Surfer mauled by huge shark
From: By Kevin Healey
November 27, 2005

A TEENAGE surfer has told how he desperately fought to escape a shark which bit his leg in a terrifying attack off the Victorian coast.

Tom Burke, 18, furiously punched and kicked the predator after it attacked him while surfing off Flinders, in Western Port Bay, on Friday evening.
He then paddled back to shore, scared the shark would come after him and ...
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11/21/2005 Unknown Male (Florida)

'Surfing' shark bites man near Jensen Beach
By Mike Bender

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

JENSEN BEACH — A 4-foot shark spent several hours swimming just offshore Monday afternoon before biting a surfer on the left foot.

"It was a good bite, but pretty minor for a shark bite," lifeguard Mike Mammen said. "This is the first time in a while that we've had a shark bite around here."

The Miami ...
Read more : 11/21/2005 Unknown Male (Florida) | Views : 3792 | Replies : 0

11/20/2005 Kevin Spradlin (Florida)

Shark Bites Teen's Thigh In Central Fla. Waters

POSTED: 11:16 pm EST November 20, 2005
UPDATED: 11:50 pm EST November 20, 2005

A teen surfer was bitten on his upper right thigh by a shark Sunday as he headed to shore at New Smyrna Beach, Fla., according to Local 6 News.

Officials said the shark tore into the 17-year-old's leg in just a few feet of water at about 2:30 p.m.

The teen, who is ...
Read more : 11/20/2005 Kevin Spradlin (Florida) | Views : 5035 | Replies : 2

11/16/2005 Ivan Gerger (South Africa)

Cop loses shark fight
16/11/2005 08:14 - (SA)

Lynn Williams

Jeffreys Bay - A local policeman came a bad second on Tuesday against a ragged-toothed shark when he tried to catch the awesome predator in the sea in Jeffrey's Bay.

Sergeant Ivan Gerger, 32, who catches sharks in his free time for the shark aquarium in Jeffreys Bay, was admitted to the Humansdorp hospital after the attack. His condition is stable.

After biting him the ...
Read more : 11/16/2005 Ivan Gerger (South Africa) | Views : 3576 | Replies : 0

11/12/2005 Lance Cameron (Florida)

Posted on Sun, Nov. 13, 2005

Teen surfer bitten by shark off Fla. coast

Associated Press

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - A surfer dangling his feet into the Atlantic Ocean on Florida's east coast was bitten by a shark, authorities said.

The 18-year-old man was surfing in water up to 8 feet deep near the New Smyrna Beach jetty Saturday when the shark swam up and bit him, said Scott Petersohn, spokesman for the Volusia ...
Read more : 11/12/2005 Lance Cameron (Florida) | Views : 5263 | Replies : 2

10/25/2005 James Bumpers (St. Martin)

Buffalo Man Bitten by Shark

Posted by: Laura Steele, Anchor/Reporter
Created: 11/7/2005 10:58:34 PM
Updated: 11/8/2005 12:47:11 PM

Don't go into the water. That's what a Buffalo couple is saying after a shark attack cut their trip to the Carribean short.

James Bumpers was just getting out of the bay near his hotel, the SunTerra Royal Palm Resort, when he felt something bang into his leg.

"I was in about four feet of water," says ...
Read more : 10/25/2005 James Bumpers (St. Martin) | Views : 4674 | Replies : 1

10/23/2005 Christiaan "Stiaan" Van Zyl (South Afri

Surfer survives shark attack
23/10/2005 22:41 - (SA)

Gansbaai - A surfer from Tokai, Cape Town, was attacked by a Great White shark on Saturday at the popular Uilenkraalsmond holiday resort near Gansbaai.

Stiaan van Zyl, 20, was attacked on Saturday morning, approximately 100m south of the river mouth in chest-deep water.

He was wading into the sea when something suddenly grabbed his right foot and lifted him from the water.

He told Die Burger ...
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10/19/2005 Megan Halavais (California)

A young surfer who was paddling into the water was seriously injured Wednesday when she was grabbed from behind by a shark, pulled underwater and bit on the leg, authorities said.

Megan Hallava, 20, of Santa Rosa, was surfing off Salmon Creek Beach, a mile north of Bodega Bay, when the attack occurred at 11 a.m.

Hallava described the shark as 14 feet long and said she was released when she hit the shark on ...
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10/15/2005 Unknown Male (Florida)

Shark bites boy at C. Fla. beach


PONCE INLET, Fla. -- Officials said a shark bit a 15-year-old boy as he waded into the water to go surfing south of Daytona Beach, according to FLORIDA TODAY news partner WKMG Local 6.

The boy suffered minor cuts to the top and bottom of his left foot Saturday in the waters near the Ponce Inlet jetty.

Officials said the boy stepped on a ...
Read more : 10/15/2005 Unknown Male (Florida) | Views : 4374 | Replies : 2


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