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11/14/2002 Michelle Glenn (Turks and Caicos)

Woman Bitten By Shark
Fri Nov 15, 8:21 AM ET

A woman was flown to Miami for treatment after being bitten by a shark on Thursday morning, Coast Guard officials said.

The woman was reportedly bitten on the arm while diving in the Turks and Caicos Islands around 8:40 a.m. She was flown to Opa-Locka Airport in a Coast Guard Falcon jet, where she was transferred to an air rescue helicopter.

Rescuers said that the ...
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01/30/2002 Andrew Cribb (Australia)

Attack Survivor - Andrew Cribb

Date - 30-Jan-2002

Area - Australia

Following Details written by Andrew Cribb for SharkAttackSurvivors.com

I was surfing at Fingal Spit (Fingal Beach, Port Stephens NSW Australia)
it only breaks one or two weeks a year and this was the best I had ever seen it @ approx 7pm (DST).....

Water conditions -
Beach break/4-6ft Offshore/water approx 22 Degrees Celcius/ clear Visibility (10m +)/ Depth ranging between 1-3 metres...
dist from ...
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10/05/2002 Darren Harrity (Florida)

Sharks Bite Two In Volusia County Over Weekend
35-Year-Old Bitten Twice


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A man and a teenager were bitten by sharks while surfing Saturday, but their injuries were minor.

In the first incident, a 14-year-old boy from Oviedo, Fla., was surfing near New Smyrna Beach when he was bitten on the finger. He refused treatment for the inch-long cut.

Later that day, 35-year-old Ivan Rios of Orlando was bitten twice at Ponce ...
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10/05/2002 Ivan Rios (Florida)

Sharks Bite Two In Volusia County Over Weekend
35-Year-Old Bitten Twice

POSTED: 4:34 p.m. EDT October 6, 2002
UPDATED: 10:06 a.m. EDT February 6, 2003

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A man and a teenager were bitten by sharks while surfing Saturday, but their injuries were minor.

In the first incident, a 14-year-old boy from Oviedo, Fla., was surfing near New Smyrna Beach ...
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02/07/2002 Paul McNamara (Australia)

Shark Attack in Sydney River
February 7, 2002 Posted: 9:53 PM EST (0253 GMT) By CNN's Grant Holloway
SYDNEY, Australia (CNN) -- A 35-year-old man has had a harrowing encounter with a shark while paddling a kayak in the habor waters just a few kilometers west of downtown Sydney.
The man was in in his kayak Thursday evening near the Cabarita Marina in the Parramatta River when the shark struck.
He was thrown into the ...
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03/15/2002 Unknown Male (Florida)

Surfer Gets First Shark Bite Of Year
wftv.com 3/16/02
There was a shark bite on the Central Florida coast on Friday. The beach patrol was warning surfers and swimmers Friday afternoon to be careful in the water.
The surfer is okay after getting a few stitches.
He surfer fell off his board at New Smyrna Beach and immediately felt the shark bite his leg.
It's early in the year for shark bites. Last year's first ...
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03/19/2002 John Sadler (Florida)

Shark Bites Spring Breaker In Daytona
Second Person Bit In 5 Days

POSTED: 4:14 pm EST March 19, 2002
UPDATED: 8:52 am EST March 20, 2002

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. -- A shark tore into the foot of a person spending spring break in Daytona Beach, Fla., Tuesday while he tried to swim to shore, according to Local 6 News.

College student John Sadler said that he was bitten on the foot in front of the ...
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03/25/2002 Tori Lawrence (Florida)

Shark bites girl's foot**

The Associated Press
Posted March 25, 2002, 1:34 PM EST
COCOA BEACH -- An 11-year-old tourist was attacked by a shark Monday as she waded in shallow water on an Atlantic Ocean beach, officials said.

"She had a serious injury to her foot, but it was not life threatening," said Cocoa Beach Fire Capt. Rod Donhoff.
The girl was standing in knee-deep water when she screamed and began to crawl to ...
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03/25/2002 Hoku Aki (Hawaii)

Shark Bites Off Body Boarder's Foot
Officials Shut Down Beaches In Kauai, Hawaii

POSTED: 8:29 pm EST March 25, 2002

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POIPU, Kauai, Hawaii -- A Hawaii teenager is recovering after a shark bit off his foot in an attack at a beach in Poipu, Kauai on Monday.

It happened just after 12 p.m., fire rescue crews said.

Witnesses identified the victim as ...
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04/01/2002 Matthew May (Florida)

Shark Bites Florida Swimmer
Victim Received 11 Stitches

POSTED: 7:55 a.m. EST April 2, 2002
UPDATED: 12:35 p.m. EST April 2, 2002

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. -- A shark bit an Ohio swim coach on the arm Monday as the man swam in the Atlantic Ocean Monday.

Matthew May, of Coldwater, Ohio, was in town with a group of children for a swimming tournament when he was attacked.

May received 11 stitches in his left arm after ...
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