07/28/2005 Nicole Carlos (Florida)

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07/28/2005 Nicole Carlos (Florida)

Postby sharkbait » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:37 am

Shark bites teen in waist-deep water in Florida
13-year-old girl suffers minor injuries to her left hand

Updated: 6:50 a.m. ET July 28, 2005
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A 13-year-old girl was bitten on the hand by a shark as she waded in shallow water in the Atlantic Ocean, authorities said.

Nichole Carlos of Jupiter suffered a cut on the back of her left hand and had bite marks near her wrist, emergency workers said. She was attacked while wading in waist-deep water Wednesday evening.

The teenager was taken to Halifax Medical Center, where she was in stable condition early Thursday, hospital officials said. Authorities said she had lost some blood.

No one else saw the shark, and it was not known what type of shark bit the girl, Petersohn said.
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Postby sharkbait » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:38 am

Jupiter girl bitten by shark in Daytona
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Associated Press

July 28, 2005, 10:47 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH -- A 13-year-old Jupiter girl was bitten on the hand by a shark while she was wading in shallow waters, the Volusia County Beach Patrol said.

Nichole Carlos, of Jupiter, suffered a cut on the back of her left hand and had bite marks near her wrist, emergency workers said.

She lost some blood when she ran to get help at a nearby hotel, where friends wrapped her hand in a towel and took her back to the beach to find a lifeguard, Beach Patrol spokesman Scott Petersohn said.

Nichole was taken by ambulance to Halifax Medical Center, where she was in stable condition early Thursday.

The teen had been wading at about 6 p.m. Wednesday in waist-deep waters. No one else saw the shark, and it was not known what type of shark bit Nichole, Petersohn said.

It's the third possible shark bite at one of the county's beaches in less than a week, Petersohn said.

A 61-year-old surfer suffered minor injuries when he was bitten on his right foot Saturday while paddling about 20 yards from shore.

A shark bite reported by a 20-year-old surfer at New Smyrna Beach on Friday has not been confirmed, Petersohn said.

Shark bites are common in Volusia County because of the area's shark population and the numbers of people at the beaches, said George H. Burgess, curator of the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida.
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Postby sharkbait » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:39 am

July 29, 2005; Page 01C
Article ID: 409374412

Shark-bitten teen has surgery

A teenager bitten by a shark off Daytona Beach remained in the hospital Thursday after surgery for damaged tendons in her hand.

Nichole Carlos, 13, visiting from Jupiter, was in fair condition at Halifax Medical Center, a spokeswoman said.

Nichole suffered a cut on the back of her hand and had bite marks near her wrist, emergency medical workers said Wednesday after the attack. The girl was swimming near the Zelda Boulevard beach approach.

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Postby sharkbait » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:40 am

Shark bites teen at Daytona Beach
Girl's hand bloodied in 3rd Volusia attack

DAYTONA BEACH - Sparkling blue waves calmly lapped at the shore late Wednesday afternoon, but after a 13-year-old was bitten by a shark near the Zelda Boulevard beach approach, many people nervously made their way out of the water.

Nichole Carlos of Jupiter was visiting Daytona Beach with Sherri Breen and her daughter when she was bitten by an unknown type of shark about 6 p.m.

Nichole suffered a cut on the back of her hand and had bite marks near her wrist, emergency officials said. She
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Postby sharkbait » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:13 pm

Girl´s hand bloodied from shark bite

By MARK S. LUCKIE
STAFF WRITER

DAYTONA BEACH — Sparkling blue waves calmly lapped at the shore late Wednesday afternoon, but after a 13-year-old was bitten by a shark near the Zelda Boulevard beach approach, many people nervously made their way out of the water.

Nichole Carlos of Jupiter was visiting Daytona Beach with Sherri Breen and her daughter when she was bitten by an unknown type of shark about 6 p.m.

Nichole suffered a cut on the back of her hand and had bite marks near her wrist, emergency officials said. She lost some blood when she ran to a nearby hotel where she was staying to get help, Beach Patrol spokesman Scott Petersohn said.

Friends wrapped her hand in a towel and took her back to the beach to find a lifeguard.

Calls to the girl´s hotel room were not returned and a knock at the door was not answered Wednesday night.

Nichole was taken by ambulance to Halifax Medical Center in stable condition, EVAC spokesman Mark O´Keefe said.

Wednesday´s incident was the third confirmed shark bite in the area this summer.

Petersohn encouraged beachgoers to go directly to a lifeguard if they are injured. Most shark bites are not life threatening and should be treated by medical personnel, he said. Nichole was only in about 3 feet of water when she was bitten, the same depth most swimmers wade in, Petersohn said.

The combination of warm water and bait fish brings more sharks to the area, Beach Patrol officials said. When bait fish swim near the shore, that means there are "all kinds of predators in the area," Petersohn said.

Lifeguards kept the beach open near where the attack occurred late Wednesday. Nobody saw the shark when it attacked and the water seemed to be free of the predators, Petersohn said.

"It´s like lightning. You never see it when it strikes," he said.

RECENT BITES

Including Wednesday´s incident off Daytona Beach, there have been three confirmed and one unconfirmed shark bite incidents in Volusia County this year:

JULY 23: Robert Thompson was bitten on his right foot while surfing in Ormond Beach.

JULY 22: Matthew Pearce of Heathrow was surfing south of the Ponce de Leon Inlet when he felt a bite on his left ankle. However, doctors said Pearce´s cut did not resemble a typical shark bite.

MAY 28: Miami resident Alfonso Garcia suffered a bite to his left foot while swimming in Daytona Beach Shores.

PAST YEARS: According to the International Shark Attack File, Volusia County reported three shark bite incidents in 2004, 13 in 2003, 18 in 2002 and 22 in 2001.

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