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07/14/2006 Unknown Female (Spain)

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:12 am
by sharkbait
Young girl in shark attack alert

By: valencialife.net


A seven year old girl was bitten on the hand as she swam yesterday off San Juan beach in Alicante.

She was taken to Alicante's General Hospital where her condition was said to be serious after undergoing an operation.

Initial rumours that the injuries had been caused by a baby shark were soon dismissed, and the general opinion now is that she was bitten by a Bluefish.

The theory put forward by San Juan Health Councillor Juan Zaragoza is that the fish, which only feeds on other species, mistook the girl's hand for prey as generally the breed is not considered dangerous.

The photo shows Local Police officers involved in the operation to catch the fish as the beach was closed to the public. It is possible that it will be re-opened today, according to a town council spokesman.


Friday, July 14, 2006

http://www.thinkspain.com/news-spain/11473

Re: 07/14/2006 Unknown Female (Spain)

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:20 am
by sharkbait
The 2006 ISAF summary reports a shark attack in Spain.
*http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/st ... ummary.htm*

The GSAF also reports this to be a shark attack.

Re: 07/14/2006 Unknown Female (Spain)

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:15 am
by sharkbait
Here is a video of the shark activity near this location.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQq0mYdc6EU