Shark Attack in Croatia on a 43 year old spear fisherman by a 5 meter shark - A Slovenian diver was attacked on Monday in the proximity of the Croatian island***
Adria: Shark attack before Croatia 07.10.2008 | 12:50 | (DiePresse.com) A 43-jähriger diver was attacked by one approximately five meters long shark and injured heavily. It could chase the animal away with a harpoon. A Slovenian diver was attacked on Monday in the proximity of the Croatian island Vis by einm shark. The 43-Jährige suffered heavy injuries at the left Unterschenkel. In the hospital Split had to reconstruct it the physicians muscles and Arterien, in order its leg to save knowing The diver was with two friends under water with fishing, when he was attacked of four to five meters long a shark. The Slovene could away-hunt the animal with its harpoon. Experts assume the shark was attracted by the bloody fishing, which the 43-Jährige had actually bound. Which kind of shark concerned, could not with security are determined. Shark attacks are very rare in the Croatian Adria. Since 1934 became officially only five attacks documented, however all ended mortally. The last shark attack in Croatia was registered 1974 in close proximity to Sibenik, when a white shark had attacked a German tourist. The man had bled to death on the way in the hospital.
A group of Slovenian divers was attacked on monday morning near the Island of Vis, 10 meters away from the shoreline by a 3 meters long shark (it is currently unknown which species, perhaps great white, but this is only an assumption). One diver was badly wounded by the shark bite on the lower left leg, but seems that he's overall condition is currently stable. Other divers were unharmed. It seems that two divers were fishing with spearguns. The diver that got bitten had an amberjack on the fish stringer around his belt which might have triggered the shark attack.
Rough translated details...
Damjan Pecek from Slovenia was attacked by a shark ten meters away from the shore in Mala Smokova on island Vis in Croatia.
He claims the shark was 4 or 5 meters long and probably attacked him because he was carrying a bleeding fish he just caught. Shark bit Pecek's left leg and he defended himself by grabbing the shark by the gills with one hand, while hitting it on the head with the harpoon he held in the other hand. Harpoon bent but shark let him go so his friends managed to get him in the boat.
I just heard on TV that two teeth were found in wound in Pecek's leg and it is confirmed that they belong to the great white shark.
Adria: Hai-Attacke vor Kroatien
07.10.2008 | 12:50 | (DiePresse.com)
Ein 43-jähriger Taucher wurde von einem rund fünf Meter langen Hai angegriffen und schwer verletzt. Er konnte das Tier mit einer Harpune verjagen.
Ein slowenischer Taucher ist am Montag in der Nähe der kroatischen Insel Vis von einm Hai angegriffen worden. Der 43-Jährige erlitt schwere Verletzungen am linken Unterschenkel. Im Krankenhaus Split mussten ihm die Ärzte die Muskeln und Arterien rekonstruieren, um sein Bein retten zu können-
Der Taucher war mit zwei Freunden unter Wasser beim Fischfang, als er von einem vier bis fünf Meter langen Hai attackiert wurde. Der Slowene konnte das Tier mit seiner Harpune wegjagen. Experten gehen davon aus, dass der Hai von dem blutigen Fischfang, den der 43-Jährige an sich gebunden hatte, angelockt wurde. Um welche Haiart sich gehandelt hat, konnte nicht mit Sicherheit festgestellt werden.
Hai-Attacken sind in der kroatischen Adria sehr selten. Seit 1934 wurden offiziell nur fünf Angriffe dokumentiert, allerdings endeten alle tödlich. Der bisher letzte Hai-Angriff in Kroatien wurde 1974 in der Nähe von Sibenik verzeichnet, als ein Weißer Hai einen deutschen Touristen angegriffen hatte. Der Mann war auf dem Weg ins Krankenhaus verblutet.
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