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She Was Swimming in the Ocean. Then, a 'Really Hard Hit'

Lyn Jutronich, 50, describes watching a shark attack her off the coast of Del Mar, Calif.

(Newser) - Lyn Jutronich was resting in the water during her morning ocean swim when something rammed her hard out of the water. Jutronich, 50, said she immediately knew it was a shark. She gave her first interviews over the weekend from her hospital bed, where she's recovering after the shark...

Stranded Boaters Fend Off Sharks During Rescue

Two rescued by Coast Guard had hand injuries from fighting off the sharks

(Newser) - Two people from a sunken fishing boat were fending off sharks in the Gulf of Mexico when a crew rescued them and one other person from waters off the Louisiana coastline, the Coast Guard said. The agency launched a search after a relative reported that the three men failed to...

Cruise Ship Passenger Killed in Shark Attack

The US mom was snorkeling when she suffered fatal bites from bull shark

(Newser) - An American cruise ship passenger has died in a rare shark attack while snorkeling in the Bahamas. The 58-year-old mother from Pennsylvania was on a snorkeling excursion near a private island off Nassau shortly after 2pm Tuesday when a bull shark attacked, officials said, adding that relatives witnessed the encounter...

Sharks Bite 2 Swimmers at Myrtle Beach
Sharks Bite
2 Swimmers
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Sharks Bite 2 Swimmers in 1 Day

Neither attack was fatal, but 1 wound required hundreds of stitches

(Newser) - Sharks bit two swimmers in one day at a South Carolina tourist destination this week, about a half-mile and just more than an hour apart. One bite caused a serious injury but didn't threaten the swimmer's life; the other was minor, NBC News reports. "I just felt...

Pool Noodle Keeps Boy Afloat After Shark Attack

Jameson Reeder Jr., 10, lost part of leg after attack in Florida Keys

(Newser) - A 10-year-old who was snorkeling with his family in the Florida Keys on Saturday has lost the lower part of one of his legs after being attacked by a shark. Click Orlando reports Jameson Reeder Jr. was at Looe Key Reef around 4:30pm when what was suspected to be...

Snorkeler Bitten in Incredibly Rare UK Shark Attack

She was on boat trip off Cornwall coast

(Newser) - A snorkeler suffered a leg injury in an apparent shark attack that was incredibly rare for two reasons. It involved a blue shark, a species that almost never attacks humans, and it took place in British waters, where unprovoked shark attacks are almost unheard of. Britain's Maritime Coastguard Agency...

2 Shark Attacks on Same Day in Long Island

Both victims survived their ordeals

(Newser) - Two people were attacked by sharks in separate Long Island incidents Wednesday. Both survived. Near Smith Point on Fire Island around 7:30am, a 41-year-old man variously reported as a surfer or paddleboarder was knocked off his board by a 4-foot-long tiger shark, which the man punched. He was then...

Teen Saved From Shark by Brother Will Lose Her Leg

Florida's Addison Bethea was gathering scallops when she was attacked

(Newser) - Update: The unfortunately expected outcome will come to pass. CBS News reports Addison Bethea, the 17-year-old Florida girl who was attacked by a shark Thursday near Tallahassee, will have her right leg amputated Tuesday. Mother Michele Murphy spoke about her daughter's miracle survival: "My daughter, by medical standards,...

Women Killed in Twin Shark Attacks in Red Sea

They were attacked 2K feet apart off the coast of Egypt

(Newser) - Two women were killed in separate attacks within days in Egypt's Red Sea, off the coast of Sahl Hasheesh, authorities say. The first victim was a 68-year-old Austrian woman who had been living in Egypt. After the attack Friday near the resort town of Hurghada, she was taken to...

During Lifeguard Training Exercise, Shark Attacked

Lifeguard had been playing the role of a victim on Long Island beach

(Newser) - Suffolk County officials closed a Long Island beach to swimming Sunday after what they described as an unprecedented shark attack that injured a lifeguard. The lifeguard, identified by CBS New York as Zachari Gallo, had been playing the role of a victim during a training exercise when the shark bit...

Good Samaritans Save California Shark Attack Victim

Nurse, police officer were paddleboarding when they heard cries for help

(Newser) - A swimmer was seriously injured in a rare shark attack off California's central coast Wednesday—but he survived with the help of paddleboarders who rushed to the rescue. Officials say the man was attacked just after 10:30am at Lovers Point Beach in Pacific Grove, Monterey County, NBC News...

Shark Attack Was So Brutal It Lost a Tooth

Great white carried out fatal Dec. 24 assault on Tomas Butterfield in Morro Bay, Calif.

(Newser) - A California bodyboarder killed on Christmas Eve met a great white shark, who left huge bite marks and a tooth behind, according to an autopsy report. Tomas Abraham Butterfield, 42, of Sacramento left his mother's home in Morro Bay, which he was visiting for the holidays, to head to...

Shark Kills Tourist in Caribbean Snorkeling Hot Spot

Italy's Antonio Roseto Degli Abruzzi was swimming off the coast of Colombia's island of San Andres

(Newser) - Colombia reported zero shark attacks off its coast in 2021, but that luck didn't extend very far into 2022. CBS News reports that an Italian tourist, identified by local media as 56-year-old Antonio Roseto Degli Abruzzi, was swimming Friday in the Caribbean, near a cliff off the island of...

'Human Remains' in Water After Sydney Shark Attack
Victim of Brutal
Shark Attack
Is Identified
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Victim of Brutal Shark Attack Is Identified

It was the first fatal attack in Sydney, Australia, since 1963

(Newser) - Update: The victim of Sydney's first fatal shark attack in nearly 60 years has been identified as 35-year-old diving instructor Simon Nellist. ABC notes Nellist's "social media is filled with underwater pictures, showing him as an avid ocean lover." It's thought Nellist, who the BBC...

The Decrease in Shark Bites Is Over
The Decrease in
Shark Bites Is Over

The Decrease in Shark Bites Is Over

Number of unprovoked shark attacks returned to normal levels in 2021

(Newser) - Shark attacks increased around the world in 2021 following three consecutive years of decline, though beach closures in 2020 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could be making the numbers seem more dramatic than they are, officials said Monday. Researchers with the International Shark Attack File recorded 73 unprovoked incidents last...

Swimmer Reportedly Killed in Double Shark Attack
Fatal Double
Shark Attack
Reported

Fatal Double Shark Attack Reported

Authorities have not yet confirmed 2 sharks were involved

(Newser) - A father of two was killed while swimming in Australia on Saturday morning when he was attacked by at least one, but possibly two, sharks at Port Beach, North Fremantle, off the coast of Western Australia. Paul Millachip, 57, who lived in Perth after having moved from London, is believed...

Calif. Surfer 'Still in Disbelief I'm Alive' After Shark Attack

Great white clamped down on Eric Steinley's left leg, damaging artery

(Newser) - Update: Two surgeries later, Eric Steinley is "still in disbelief that I'm alive" after coming face to face with a great white shark. The surfer says he was dragged underwater Sunday at California's Salmon Creek Beach when a great white confirmed to be at least 10 feet...

Photographer Catches Moment Shark Took a Bite Out of Teen

Former surfer was shooting from the beach and caught whole incident on video

(Newser) - Conditions were perfect for surfing at New Smyrna Beach in Florida, thanks to big waves from Hurricane Larry. Conditions were perfect for hungry sharks, too, however—thanks to mullet and other fish hanging out at the sandbars where waves were breaking, per CNN . Venturing into this perfect storm was 16-year-old...

Surfer Killed by 'Significant' Injury in Shark Attack

Australian man believed in his 20s was out on Father's Day weekend

(Newser) - A surfer suffered a "significant" arm injury after being attacked by a shark over Australia's Father's Day weekend, reports CNN , in the country's only such attack since May. Four crews responded to help the man, believed to be in his 20s, at the scene at Emerald...

Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherer Was Ripped Apart by a Shark

Researchers: Earliest known evidence of shark attack on a person identified in Japan

(Newser) - Three millennia ago, a hunter-gatherer ventured to Japan's inland sea in search of a meal. He then became one himself. Researchers believe this Neolithic man, found buried in the Tsukumo Shell-mound cemetery site near the Seto Inland Sea, is the earliest known victim of a shark attack on a...

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