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Re: 04/26/2011 Anthony Segrich ( Florida )

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:06 pm
by alb
Shark bites fisherman's leg

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla., April 27 (UPI) -- A southeast Florida man out spear fishing with friends was bitten in the leg by a 12-foot bull shark, Riviera Beach, Fla., police said.

Anthony Segrich, 32, had shot a fish and was bringing it up when a shark tried to grab the fish and got Segrich's leg instead, the Palm Beach (Fla.) Post reported Wednesday.

Friends got Segrich out of the water and wrapped his leg in a tourniquet to stop the bleeding until help arrived.

He was conscious and responsive when transported to the hospital Tuesday, police spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said.

Segrich was reported in stable condition Wednesday.

His friends said he suffered a large bite wound to the calf but doctors expected him to have full use of his leg once he recovers. ... 303913998/

04/26/2011 Anthony Segrich ( Florida )

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:57 pm
by alb
Man bitten by shark at Phil Foster park in Riviera Beach

RIVIERA BEACH — A man was hospitalized after being bitten by a 12-foot bull shark earlier today, Riviera Beach Police spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said.

The bite victim was transported from Phil Foster Park and was conscious and responsive, Brown said. Indications are that the man was bitten on the calf.

According to news partner WPTV Channel 5, the man was described as being in his 30s and was transported to St. Mary's Medical Center for treatment.

No additional information was available at this time. ... aking_news