Sharks Kill Kite-Surfer in Florida

Victim was in cardiac arrest when lifeguard brought him to shore
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2010 1:38 PM CST

(Newser) – A kite-surfer died yesterday after being bitten by sharks in the waters off a southern Florida beach. A lifeguard swam out to find Stephen Schafer, 38, bleeding profusely from multiple wounds with a group of sharks in the area. The guard got him to shore, but he died at a hospital later, CNN reports. While shark attacks are on the decline worldwide, Florida had 32 of the 41 reported attacks in the US in 2008. Most victims are surfers.
(Read more Stephen Schafer stories.)

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