09/05/2015 - Dylan Marks - California

Shark Attacks as they happen in 2015 Shark Attacks 2015 Shark Attacks Latest Recent Shark Attacks 2015 or Shark Bite bites 2015 worldwide shark attack 2015

09/05/2015 - Dylan Marks - California

Postby alb » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:18 pm

Man Airlifted to Hospital After Reporting Shark Attack Off Malibu Coast

A man was airlifted to a hospital with severe lacerations Saturday after being bitten by a hammerhead shark while kayaking in waters off the Malibu coast, officials said.

A kayaker said his foot was bitten by a hammerhead shark in waters off the Malibu coast on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. He is seen here on a gurney before being airlifted to a hospital. (Credit: Brandon Godina)
A kayaker said his foot was bitten by a hammerhead shark in waters off the Malibu coast on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. He is seen here on a gurney before being airlifted to a hospital. (Credit: Brandon Godina)
The patient, whose name was not released, was in stable condition at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, according to a nursing supervisor.

Two men, each in a kayak, had been fishing about a mile from the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Deer Creek Road when one of them dangled his feet in the water, a spokesman for the Ventura County Fire Department said.

The man told rescuers he was bitten by a shark measuring about 10 feet long. He and his companion then flagged down a nearby fishing boat, whose occupants were able to stanch the bleeding from the injured foot.

The boat transported the kayakers to an area closer to shore, where they were met by lifeguards who swam out to them, the Fire Department said. The victim, a man in his thirties, then reentered his kayak and paddled back to the beach.

He was met by firefighters, who placed him on a gurney and loaded him into a helicopter that had landed on PCH.

The incident comes less than two weeks after two kayakers were approached by a hammerhead shark while fishing near San Diego's La Jolla Shores.

No one was injured in that encounter, which was captured on video by one of the fisherman.

http://ktla.com
If you or a loved one was involved in a negative sharky encounter please contact us!!!
http://sharkattacksurvivors.com/general-contact-us/survivor-contact-survivors-only
alb
 
Posts: 864
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:41 pm

Return to 2015 Shark Attacks Latest Recent Shark Attacks 2015 or Shark Bite