06/06/2013 - Walter Kefauver - Florida

Recent Shark Attacks in 2013 and 2013 Shark Attacks and Related Incidents
Post Reply
Posts: 1195
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:41 pm

06/06/2013 - Walter Kefauver - Florida

Post by alb »

Man Fishing In The Florida Keys Bitten By Lemon Shark

News Release
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
06. June 2013
Cape Coral man bitten by Lemon Shark
Lower Keys – A 58 year old man from Cape Coral was airlifted to Miami today after being severely bitten on the hand by a 4 foot Lemon shark.

Walter Kefauver and his 18 year old nephew, Cody Ellis, were on board an 18 foot Action Craft flats boat in the vicinity of Snipe Point when the incident took place.

They had just caught a Bonefish and decided to try to catch a shark. They baited their hook with a piece of Barracuda and managed to hook a 4 foot Lemon shark.

After reeling it in to the boat, they were attempting to remove the shark from the hook when it lunged at Kefauver, biting deep into his left hand near his wrist.

Ellis called 911 for help, then brought his uncle into the Shark Key boat ramp where paramedics were waiting. Kefauver was taken to Lower Keys Hospital, then airlifted to Miami. Although the injury was not reportedly life threatening, the damage to his hand was extensive and the local hospital was not equipped to handle its treatment.

Source: MCSO
If you or a loved one was involved in a negative sharky encounter please contact us!!!
https://www.sharkattacksurvivors.com/ge ... contact-us
How would you deal with being severely injured by an animal that may have wanted to consume you or just parts of you? A shark attack can be a mindboggling event in a person's life. We know we have been there!
When reading about shark attacks from news sources, use common sense.
Shark Attack Survivors

Post Reply

Return to “2013 Shark Attacks Recent Shark Attacks 2013”