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“An UNPROVOKED Shark Attack is only one of many types of Shark Attack”

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.

01/02/2016 - Male - Australia

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01/02/2016 - Male - Australia

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Spearfisher suffers serious injuries fighting off shark

A man needed emergency surgery after being attacked by a shark up to 3m long.

The 31-year-old man was bitten on his arms and legs while swimming near Miall Island, off Yeppoon, just before midday on Saturday.

He suffered cuts to his legs and arms, including serious injury to his upper right arm, and was taken by ambulance to Rockhampton Hospital in a serious condition.

Queensland Ambulance Service senior operations supervisor Brad Miers said the man had been spearfishing and had speared a trout, which attracted a school of mackerel and then the shark, which was up to 3 metres long.

"The injuries he has sustained were from fighting off the shark," Miers said.

"It just so happened that the coast guard was in very close proximity.

Miers said the coast guard volunteers had given him first aid and saved his life.

He said the spearfisherman had lost a lot of blood and was in surgery at Rockhampton Hospital late on Saturday afternoon.

Miers said the incident was the first shark attack he had heard of in the Rockhampton region.

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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