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Teen in Lifeguard Training Has Run-In With a Shark

Boy, 14, bitten by shark while doing water entries in Florida's Volusia County

(Newser) - A shark bit a Florida teen on the leg during a lifeguard training camp on Monday morning, officials said. The attack occurred near the Ponce Inlet lifeguard tower shortly before noon, Volusia County Beach Safety officials said, per the AP . The 14-year-old boy had been practicing water entries when he...

Shark Bites 4 People Off Texas Beach

The Fourth was not a good day to be at the beach in South Padre Island

(Newser) - A single shark is believed to have left four people injured off the coast of Texas in a rare Fourth of July event. Police in South Padre Island, a beach town on the barrier island of the same name just north of the US-Mexico border, were called about "a...

Man Critically Hurt in Florida Shark Attack

Nassau County incident is the latest in a series of shark attacks in Sunshine State

(Newser) - Earlier this month, three people were injured in shark attacks along Florida's Panhandle. On Friday, another person in Florida, this time in the state's northeast, was bitten by a shark, leaving him seriously injured. Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper said Friday that shortly after 11am local time that...

'I Just Felt It and Ran. Then I Was Screaming'

Blayne Brown, 14, is bitten by shark off North Carolina coast in 'extremely rare' attack

(Newser) - A West Virginia teen is recuperating after being attacked by a shark over the weekend off the coast of North Carolina. Police say 14-year-old Blayne Brown, who was on vacation in North Topsail Beach, was in waist-deep water just after noon on Sunday when he was bitten twice. He sustained...

Surfer Who Was 'Loved by All' Killed in Hawaii Shark Attack

Pro surfer Tamayo Perry was 49

(Newser) - A professional surfer and lifeguard who appeared in movies including Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was killed in a Sunday afternoon shark attack off Oahu's North Shore in Hawaii. The AP reports Tamayo Perry, 49, died in an attack near Goat Island. Honolulu Ocean Safety and city...

Doctors on Vacation Helped Save Girl's Life After Shark Attack

Alabama teen lost hand, leg in Florida attack

(Newser) - The mother of Lulu Gribbin, one of two teenagers injured in a shark attack in Florida on Friday says the 15-year-old girl lost a hand, a leg, and two-thirds of her blood, but she is "eternally grateful" for the surgeons and others on the beach and in the hospital...

Shark Attacks Hit Florida Coast, 4 Miles Apart

Walton County incidents injure 2 teens and a woman, who had part of her arm amputated

(Newser) - Three people in Walton County, Florida, were attacked by sharks Friday within a couple of hours of each other, including two teens. South Walton Fire District Chief Ryan Crawford tells ABC News that around 1:20pm local time, a 45-year-old woman was swimming near a sandbar with her husband off...

Teen Acts on 'Instinct' During Texas Shark Attack

Oklahoma's Damiana Humphrey should make a full recovery after incident in Galveston

(Newser) - An Oklahoma teen vacationing with her family in Texas last week got quite the shock while swimming at a beach in Galveston. Per FOX 26 , Damiana Humphrey, 19, her siblings, and another family member were in water up to their waists off of Jamaica Beach on the evening of May...

Bloody Scene of Shark Attack Was 'Completely Surreal'

Woman suffers serious leg injuries after rare ambush in Australia's Sydney Harbor

(Newser) - A rare shark attack in Sydney Harbor has a victim recovering from serious injuries. The AP reports that the woman was swimming off of Elizabeth Bay on Monday evening when she encountered a suspected bull shark. The woman, identified by Sky News as 29-year-old Lauren O'Neill, was in the...

Shark Attacks Boy During 'Shark Tank' Experience at Bahamas Resort

10-year-old is in stable condition

(Newser) - A Maryland boy on vacation in the Bahamas was attacked by a shark while participating in a resort's "shark tank" experience, authorities say. The 10-year-old boy was at a resort on Paradise Island when the shark bit him on his right leg Monday afternoon, but authorities have not...

Man Dies After Hawaii 'Shark Encounter'

Officers responded to the scene Saturday morning

(Newser) - December ended with another shark-related death, this time in Hawaii. It follows recent reports of such deaths in South Australia , the Bahamas , and off Mexico's western coast . CNN cites a news release from Maui police that states a 39-year-old surfer was brought to shore late Saturday morning by officers...

Shark Kills 15-Year-Old Surfer in 'Startling' Trend

It's South Australia's 3rd fatal shark attack since May

(Newser) - A 15-year-old surfer was killed by a suspected great white shark off South Australia on Thursday in the state's third fatal shark attack since May, the AP reports. Khai Cowley was fatally mauled off Innes National Park's remote Ethel Beach, a popular surfing spot at the tip of...

Shark Kills US Tourist in Bahamas
Shark Kills US
Tourist in Bahamas

Shark Kills US Tourist in Bahamas

44-year-old bitten while paddleboarding near her resort in Nassau

(Newser) - A vacation in the Bahamas turned tragic Monday when a Boston woman was fatally attacked by a shark. The 44-year-old was paddleboarding off the Sandals Royal Bahamian resort in Nassau shortly after 11am when a shark lunged and bit the woman, causing "serious injuries to the right side of...

Woman Killed in Shark Attack Off Mexico

26-year-old was swimming with her daughter in Melaque

(Newser) - A Mexican woman died after she was severely bitten in the leg by a shark in the Pacific Ocean off the beach town of Melaque, authorities said Sunday. Rafael Araiza, the head of the local civil defense office, said the attack occurred Saturday a short distance from the beach in...

Surfer Fatally Mauled by Shark 'in the Blink of an Eye'

Police are now hunting for body of man off coast of South Australia after Tuesday attack

(Newser) - A surfboard with a bite mark is all that remained after a surfer off of South Australia's Eyre Peninsula was dragged under the water Tuesday by what witnesses believe was a great white shark. Police confirm they're now looking for the 55-year-old man's body, per 7NEWS , which...

Search Fails to Find Man After Reported Shark Attack

Companions said they saw swimmer pulled under off California shore

(Newser) - A search for a man whose companions said was attacked by a shark while swimming off the northern California coast has been called off. The attack was reported at Wildcat Beach at Point Reyes National Seashore on Sunday morning, NBC News reports. Marin County firefighters said three men were swimming...

Surfer Hit the Water, Heard 'Crunch, Crunch, Crunch'

Mark Summerset had been wary of the sharks he saw in the water

(Newser) - Mark Summerset and a friend drove through the night from Charleston, South Carolina, to New Smyrna Beach, Florida, to surf the waves left by Hurricane Lee. As earlier reported, the 38-year-old would leave having taken a shark bite to the face. He tells the Washington Post that on day one...

In Rarity, Shark Bites Woman at NYC Beach

Swimmer, 50, injured at Rockaway Beach

(Newser) - A woman was critically injured when a shark bit her on the leg while she was swimming at a New York City beach, per the AP . The 50-year-old woman was swimming off Rockaway Beach just before 6pm Monday when a shark bit her on the left leg, the city parks...

Unwanted Guests Show Their Teeth at New York's Beaches

Multiple shark bites reported off Long Island, Fire Island over the last few days

(Newser) - It's beach season in New York—and apparently for the sharks hanging around in the waters off the Empire State's popular beaches, as well. As NBC News reports, several people were bitten by sharks on Monday and Tuesday, though none were fatal. The details:
  • A 15-year-old boy was

He Was Told Not to Put Hands in Water. Shark Explains Why

Florida fisherman bloodied by suspected bull shark after ignoring friend's advice

(Newser) - The fisherman only wanted to rinse his hands. But it was a move the Florida man will be cursing himself for after a shark apparently mistook his hands for a tasty fish. The unidentified man was fishing with a group in Everglades National Park on Friday morning when he leaned...

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