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When you see the words Unprovoked or Bite associated with Shark Attacks, someone is trying to hide shark dangers you may face should you enter the water. In most cases, the word unprovoked equals the number of incidents shared with the public. Any other type of Shark Attack is kept a secret from the public.

10/08/2022 - unknown male /Boat sinking - Gulf of Mexico

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10/08/2022 - unknown male /Boat sinking - Gulf of Mexico

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The unidentified men were reported missing Oct. 8 by a family member who reported they had left on their 24-foot center console boat.

The Coast Guard launched spotter planes, boats and helicopters to search for the group.

After searching an area roughly the same size of Rhode Island, the men were located Oct. 9 by helicopter. They had spent more than 24 hours in the water.

The men were finally located the Gulf, 25 miles off Empire, Louisiana, and about 55 miles southeast of New Orleans.

A rescue boat approached and when they arrived on the scene, they “witnessed two boaters fending off sharks, along with injuries to both boater’s hands,” the Coast Guard said in a statement. “Two boaters were pulled from the water by the boat crew before additional injures could occur.”

A rescue chopper pulled the third man from the water and later recovered other two from the rescue boat. Two of the men had shark bites on their hands and one showed signs of hypothermia.

“If the family member had not notified the Coast Guard, and if these three boaters were not wearing life jackets, this could’ve been a completely different outcome,” the Coast Guard said. “We appreciate the assistance of the boating public, who were instrumental in helping identify possible areas where these boaters could have been operating before the vessel became in distress.”
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A simple explanation of the word unprovoked is chosen to be shared. Each year shark attack researchers choose certain shark attacks they share with the public. The ISAF website states, “All of the data publically available on the ISAF website is from unprovoked incidents.” Ocean users, beware that the ISAF has 6800 incidents on file, with only 3292, or 47%, being chosen to be shared with the public. In 2019 they chose 45%, and in 2020 they only chose 44% of the investigated incidents.
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