American surfer, who was mauled by a two-metre shark off Bali island, will be transferred to Singapore’s Raffles Hospital on Friday night (Apr 29) after spending time at hospitals in Indonesia
A surfer is in intensive care after being viciously attacked by a shark in Bali. The surfer, known as Ryan from California, was in the water at Balian, western Bali, was reportedly bitten on the forearm and elbow by a bull shark on Monday.
A 15-year-old competitive surfer was bitten twice by the same shark this weekend while surfing New Smyrna Beach in east-central Florida.
“A shark attack has been the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me.” Mike Coots, a surfer and photographer, didn’t let a life-threatening encounter with a tiger shark dampen his love for the ocean. Not only did he get right back in the water as soon as he could, he is now a pioneer of amputee surfing and pushes the limits of prosthetic technology.
If you were to stand on the shoreline of Reunion Island’s ‘Boucan Canot’ beach today, it would be hard to imagine the crowded beach completely empty, however this was a reality only a few short months ago.
Shark attacks are a surfer’s worst fear and the only way to actually prevent them is to stay out of the ocean completely.
One paramedic on the scene said he was “missing three quarters of his thigh”. Nobody saw the shark in question, but a shark biologist will inspect photographs of the wound in an effort to determine the species.
Surf Life Saving NSW said an unidentified species of shark approached the man about 11:00am, but the surfer was not injured in the incident. An alarm was sounded warning people not to enter the water, a witness told the ABC.
Are you one of those people who can’t go surfing without thinking about sharks? Or maybe you suffer from that totally irrational ‘there’s a shark in the swimming pool’ sensation? Then you might not want to go surfing in these places.
A Florida surfer whose hand was bitten by a shark on Sunday caught and killed what he believes to be the same shark a day later. Now, he’s planning to eat the culprit.