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07/00/2006 Bruce Lurie ( California )

Paralyzed Shark-Attack Victim Fights His Way Back to His Feet


Dr. Fuhrman's advice has a powerful impact on Bruce's courageous recovery from spinal cord injuries.

I suffered a massive and catastrophic spinal cord injury while 'boogie boarding' with my son in July 2006. I was attacked by a sea lion or a large shark, possibly a Mako shark or a white shark, going after the sea lion. I nearly ...
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01/18/2006 Mario Lari ( California )

Santa Cruz — On January 18, 2006 Mario Lari and a companion were night surfing at Second Bowl, 'The Hook,' Santa Cruz. They had been in the water about 3.5 hours and Lari was less than 100 yards from shore. The water was about 8 feet deep over a flat rock reef. Lari reported the following; “My friend and I were night surfing Second Bowl at ‘The Hook’ in Santa Cruz. I had paddled out ...
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02/12/2006 Boat nuged ( Australia ) No Injury

South Australia
Brighton Beach, Adelaide
Josh Francou, Michael Brister & Paul Bahr
No injury to occupants; shark nudged the 5.3 m boat
4.5 m white shark

Port Adelaide Football Club
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07/29.2006 Bruce Laurie ( California )

California Broad Beach, Malibu, Los Angeles County
Boogie Boarding
Bruce Lurie
Bruises, laceration to head, spinal cord injury & neck broken at C5/C6
Thought to involve a mako shark, but possibly a sea lion

R. Colier, GSAF
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04/05/2006 Male ( Australia )

17th May 2006 00:21 PDT

Wobbegong Shark Attacks Snorkeller in NSW

A 46 year old man from Coloundra, NSW, Australia has ended up in hospital with serious chest woulds after being bitten by a 2 metre (6 feet) long Wobbegong Shark.

The man was snorkeling off Moffat Beach when he spotted the Wobbegong shark resting on the sandy ocean floor in about 3 metres of water.

The man (stupidly!) grabbed the Wobbegong shark by the ...
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06/05/2006 Peter Dunn (Australia) No Injury

2006-06.05 5-Jun-2006 AUSTRALIA South Australia Waitpinga Surfing Peter Dunn M 40 No injury, knocked off surfboard 11h30 14' white shark P.Kemp, GSAF; Sunday Mail (Adelaide), 6/11/2006, p.17
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12/18/2006 Peter Galvin (Australia)

Surfers defy shark threat

TWO men had to be convinced not to jump back into the ocean moments after a young man was mauled by a shark near one of Australia's most famous surf beaches, police said today.

Senior Constable Lisa Kearney, of Torquay Police, was at Winki Pop beach, near Bells Beach, after 25-year-old Peter Galvin, of Yarraville, was mauled by a shark just before 8pm yesterday.

She said Mr Galvin, who used to ...
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12/06/2006 Peter Willoughby (South Africa)

Springbok angler hurt by shark

By Dave Savides
RICHARDS BAY – A Springbok angler had 63 stitches to wounds in his hand, calf and thigh after a bloody encounter with a 150kg ragged-tooth shark he caught at Cape Vidal.
KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife and the Wetland Authority, Peter Willoughby, 25, of Pretoria was apparently standing in waist-deep, discoloured water at about 7pm last Wednesday when he caught the shark.
In trying to unhook it, Willoughby was bitten ...
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12/11/2006 Elliot Paerata-Reid (New Zealand)

Attack on boy prompts shark watch
Email this storyPrint this story Tuesday December 12, 2006
By Simon O'Rourke

Elliot Paerata-Reid says he will be back surfing once his injury has healed. Photo / Martin Sykes
Extra precautions will be in place at one of the country's premier surfing spots today after a shark bit a 10-year-old boy at Manu Bay.

Elliot Paerata-Reid, son of TV3 presenter Melanie Reid, was surfing with his father Jamarl Paerata ...
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12/10/2006 Royce Frailey (California)

A 43-year-old surfer survived a white shark attack Sunday with only minimal wounds after the predator bit through his surfboard and dragged him undersea momentarily.

The surfer, Royce Frailey from Guerneville, was attacked around 11:50 a.m. while surfing with some friends off Dillon Beach in northwest Marin County, according to Marin County fire Capt. Rick Wonneberger.

"He is very lucky to be alive," Wonneberger said.

Signs warning other surfers of the attack are supposed to ...
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