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

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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.

01/05/2000 - Stephen Kahl - Thailand *** Fatal ***

Shark Attack Survivors News Archive for Shark Attacks in 2000.
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Shark May Have Killed Tourist

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) _ A dead German tourist was probably killed by a shark as he swam a short distance from the shore of a small island in southern Thailand, police said Friday.

Stephan Kahl, 35, from Hamburg, suffered two major bite wounds which cut an artery on his right calf and a smaller bite on his right wrist when he was attacked about 110 yards offshore.

Kahl died soon after he was rescued by tourists and boatmen at Tharn Sadet Bay off a small island near Surat Thani province, 330 miles south of Bangkok.

``He lost a lot of blood and died on his way to a government hospital on Pha Ngan Island, some 30 minutes away by ferry,'' said Police Col. Suwan Lelaporn, Pha Ngan Island police superintendent.

Villagers doubted whether it was a shark that attacked him, although the bay is known as a shelter for tiger sharks.

Sharks have never been sighted close to shore nor have they attacked anyone. Villagers suspected it was a large marine creature known as a bull fish, which can be aggressive, but are not carnivorous, police said. Kahl's body will undergo an autopsy.

Thailand is near the peak of its tourist season. Sandy beach islands in the Gulf of Thailand like Pha Ngan are a popular destination for foreign tourists and backpackers, who often go snorkeling and diving. Such accidents are rare.

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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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01/05/2000 - Stephen Kahl - Thailand *** Fatal ***

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German believed killed by shark in Thailand

German believed killed by shark in Thailand

BANGKOK, Jan 6 (Reuters) - A German tourist has been killed in
what is believed to have been a shark attack while diving off the
southern Thai island resort of Pha-ngang, police said on Thursday.

Stephan Kahl, 35, from Hamburg, was pronounced dead on arrival on
Wednesday at the island's hospital from severe loss of blood, hospital
officials told Reuters by telephone.

"He sustained severe bites on his right calf and right palm and lost a
lot of blood before he arrived at the hospital," said a doctor at the
hospital.

"The shape of the teeth marks on the wounds could be from a shark
or a big fish, but I believe it was a shark," he said.

A friend of Kahl told police they were diving about 150 metres (160
yards) offshore when a bloodied Kahl suddenly emerged from the
water and was rushed to the hospital.

WIRE:01/06/2000 02:39:00 ET
USE COMMON SENSE
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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