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06/15/2010 Huynh Nhu Hoang ( Vietnam )

Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:48 pm
by sharkbait
A man named Hoang was swimming around 10 meters from the coast when he saw a shark over 1 meters in length rising to the surface. The man was frightened and swam as fast as he could to shore, but he was unable to escape from the shark.
The beach where the last victim was attacked by a shark.
The beach where the last victim was attacked by a shark.
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According to Hoang, the shark swam after him and bit his leg when he was only 4 meters from the beach. The man kicked the shark’s head using his free foot. The fish jumped and ran away. The victim was brought to a nearby hospital for first aid.

Doctors reported that the shark bit Hoang’s right instep. The wound is 6cm wide, 12cm long, touching muscle.

Over a dozen of people have been bitten by sharks at Quy Nhon beaches so far this year. Fishermen have caught three sharks, including one weighing over a ton.

Climate change and the construction of ports and wharves near the shore are cited as major reasons for the arrival of sharks at these beaches. ... rs-916495/

Re: 06/15/2010 Huynh Nhu Hoang ( Vietnam )

Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:26 pm
by sharkbait
Another shark attack reported in central Vietnam
Last updated: 6/16/2010 15:05

A 17-year-old boy is the third victim of a shark attack within one month, in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh.
Huynh Nhu Hoang said he was swimming at Quy Nhon Beach on Tuesday afternoon when he spotted a shark over one meter long.

Hoang then tried to swim to shore, but the fish bit his left foot when he was some three to four meters from the beach, he said.

Doctor Nguyen Xuan Dung from Military Hospital No.13, where the victim was hospitalized, said the bite was six centimeters wide and 12 centimeters long.

On May 19, two women were attacked by an unidentified fish, believed to be a shark, when swimming at the same beach.

At least ten people have been attacked by unidentified fish. The first attack was reported last July.

Since then, local fishermen have caught three sharks. The latest one, weighing 60 kilograms, was caught last month and was believed to be the culprit.

In March, Binh Dinh fishermen caught a shark weighing more than half a ton, just one month after a one-ton great white shark was caught near the shore of neighboring Phu Yen Province. ... 50240.aspx