A man named Hoang was swimming around 10 meters from the coast when he saw a shark over 1 meters in length rising to the surface. The man was frightened and swam as fast as he could to shore, but he was unable to escape from the shark.
According to Hoang, the shark swam after him and bit his leg when he was only 4 meters from the beach. The man kicked the shark’s head using his free foot. The fish jumped and ran away. The victim was brought to a nearby hospital for first aid.
Doctors reported that the shark bit Hoang’s right instep. The wound is 6cm wide, 12cm long, touching muscle.
Over a dozen of people have been bitten by sharks at Quy Nhon beaches so far this year. Fishermen have caught three sharks, including one weighing over a ton.
Climate change and the construction of ports and wharves near the shore are cited as major reasons for the arrival of sharks at these beaches.
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