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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.

11/17/18 - Male 24 yr - Australia

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11/17/18 - Male 24 yr - Australia

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Surfing student bitten by shark on calf and hand at Seven Mile Beach

A man who was learning to surf was bitten by a shark in multiple places on the state's south coast on Saturday.

The 24-year-old Sydney man was attacked during a surf lesson at Seven Mile Beach in Gerroa, south of Kiama on Saturday after 1pm, according to police.
Police attending and investigating the incident on Saturday.

He was wading in waist-deep water, reportedly with a group of about 40 people at the time of the attack.

While walking through the water he felt a "forceful lashing motion against his legs", a spokesman for NSW Ambulance said.

He was assisted from the water by others nearby, who made a torniquet and applied pressure to the man's wounds to his leg and hand on the beach before emergency services arrived.

The beach has been closed on Saturday afternoon as police and surf lifesavers investigate.

The man was treated at the scene and airlifted to St George Hospital for non-life threatening puncture wounds and deep lacerations to his right leg and hand which pierced through his wetsuit, a spokesman for NSW Ambulance said.

The man said he did not see a shark at the scene, and there have been no reports of a shark sighted at the beach, according to a spokesman for NSW Ambulance.

But the bite marks have "distinct puncture wounds" which are consistent with a shark, a spokesman for police confirmed.

The specific breed of shark has not yet been identified.

He remains in hospital in a stable condition.

https://www.smh.com.au/
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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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