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Boy's First Beach Trip Ends in 'Horror Film Gore'

Family says 9-year-old Jay Weiskopf was attacked by shark off Miami Beach

(Newser) - "A shark tried to eat me at the ocean." That's 9-year-old Jay Weiskopf's description of what happened over the weekend during a family vacation in South Florida. Fox News reports that Jay, who has autism, was swimming in shallow water on the Miami Beach shoreline when...

Shark Attack Numbers in 2020 Were All Over the Place

Attacks were low, but deaths were high

(Newser) - It's an ominous story with a couple of caveats. The organization that tracks shark attacks around the planet announced on Monday that 2020 was "an unusually deadly year," with 10 fatalities resulting from unprovoked attacks. That's well up from the two logged by the International Shark...

Teen Killed in Rare Fatal Shark Attack in New Zealand

(Newser) - A young woman has died in what is thought to be New Zealand's first fatal shark attack since 2013. Kaelah Marlow, 19, was swimming with friends at Waihi Beach on North Island on Thursday when she was attacked by what one onlooker described as a great white shark, reports...

Man Comes Home 'Bleeding to Death' After Shark Attack

911 caller said Florida 39-year-old was 'bleeding to death'

(Newser) - A Florida shark attack victim was apparently "bleeding to death" after walking out of the water and back to his house on Tuesday. A woman at the home called 911 to report that a man had been bitten on his arm and hand while swimming off Siesta Key. She...

Hawaii Sees 1st Fatal Shark Attack of the Year
Surfer Dies After
Hawaii Shark Attack

Surfer Dies After Hawaii Shark Attack

56-year-old man died in hospital after surgery

(Newser) - A Hawaiian surfer has died after a shark attack in West Maui, in which the shark took a massive bite out of the man's surfboard. Robin Warren, 56, had paddled out into Honolua Bay when he was attacked just before 8am Tuesday, per Hawaii News Now . He was taken...

Man Explains What Great-White Attack Felt Like

Surfer had to paddle to shore then walk 1K feet for help

(Newser) - Dion Lynch says it felt like "being hit by a truck." ABC reports he was sitting on his board in the waters off Kangaroo Island, and turned to the left to see what had barreled into him—and saw the shark as it let go. It was a...

'What on Earth Is Going On' With Australia's Shark Attacks?

The year's 8 fatalities thus far is most since 1929

(Newser) - "What on earth is going on?" That's the question shark experts have been asking about Australia, which on Sunday suffered its 8th fatal shark attack . The only deadlier year on record was 1929 and its nine shark-related deaths. And most years don't come close, with the annual...

Australia's Deadly Shark Streak Continues

55-year-old man is 8th casualty in deadliest year since 1929

(Newser) - Australia is having a run deadly enough to make one think twice about going to the beach, with a 55-year-old man becoming the eighth shark fatality of the year in an attack Sunday at Cable Beach, on the Indian Ocean coast. The man was attacked by an unknown species of...

Snorkeling Adventure in Egypt Turns Bloody for Boy, 12

Ukrainian tourist, guide each lost a limb in rare shark attack

(Newser) - A 12-year-old Ukrainian tourist and his Egyptian guide have each lost a limb in a rare Red Sea shark attack. The boy was snorkeling with his mother and guide in Ras Mohammed National Park near the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday when a 6-foot-long oceanic whitetip shark attacked,...

Aussie Surfer Believed Dead in Shark Attack

Police are searching for him, though witnesses say he couldn't have survived

(Newser) - A surfer is believed to have died off the south coast of Western Australia after numerous witnesses saw him attacked by a shark. Police are searching for the local man who suffered a "serious shark bite" while surfing at Kelp Beds Beach in Wylie Bay near Esperance just before...

'Without Hesitation,' Pregnant Woman Takes on Shark

Margot Dukes Eddy jumped into Florida waters when she saw husband getting attacked

(Newser) - An Atlanta couple's vacation in the Florida Keys took a terrifying turn last weekend, ending with a surprising rescue. Per the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, 30-year-old Andrew Eddy was on a private boat with his pregnant wife, Margot Dukes Eddy, and her family Sunday morning at Sombrero Reef...

Witness: Shark Attack Victim Never Had a Chance

Tiger shark found caught in netting after deadly Gold Coast attack

(Newser) - The victim in the first fatal shark attack on Australia's Gold Coast since 1958 was so badly injured that rescuers had no chance of saving him, witnesses say. Jade Parker, who helped lifeguards bring 46-year-old Nick Slater to Greenmount beach, says his fellow surfer was attacked in waist-deep water...

Surfer Killed by Shark at Beach Protected by Net

Fatal attack is a rarity off Australia's Gold Coast

(Newser) - A shark fatally mauled a surfer on Tuesday on Australia’s Gold Coast city tourist strip in a rare attack off a beach protected by shark netting, officials said. The man, aged in his 50s, was brought to shore by fellow surfers and lifeguards at popular Greenmount Beach with leg...

Shark Attacks Woman, and Husband Is Not Having It

Australian man jumps onto shark from his surfboard, fends it off

(Newser) - A shark attacked a woman surfing in Australia, but things would have been much worse had her husband not managed quite a feat. Here is how a rescue official in New South Wales describes it: “This fella paddled over and jumped off his board onto the shark and hit...

Shark That Killed Woman in Maine Was Great White

Researcher identified shark through tooth fragment

(Newser) - Authorities in Maine said Tuesday the shark that killed a woman in a rare attack off the state's coast was a great white, the same type of shark that served as the inspiration for the movie Jaws. The shark bite killed Julie Dimperio Holowach, 63, of New York City,...

Extremely Rare: Maine Swimmer Killed in Shark Attack

It may have been a great white, expert says

(Newser) - In what an expert says is a tragic first in Maine, a swimmer was killed in a shark attack Monday afternoon. The woman was swimming off Bailey Island in Harpswell when she was attacked; two kayakers brought her and another woman who was swimming with her to shore. The victim...

Shark Grabs 10-Year-Old Off Boat During Fishing Trip

Boy in stable condition after incident in waters off Tasmania

(Newser) - A 10-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after a shark yanked him from a boat off the Australian coast. Authorities say the boy was on a 20-foot vessel fishing with his dad and two other people Friday about 3 miles from the shores of Tasmania when the shark emerged...

Teen Surfer Killed by a 'Really Big Great White'

Mani Hart-Deville, 15, lost his life in Australia on Saturday

(Newser) - A teen surfer died Saturday after a suspected shark attack left him with severe leg injuries, Australia's News Network reports. Seems 15-year-old Mani Hart-Deville was surfing in New South Wales, Australia, when the shark bit him and other surfers dragged the wounded boy to shore on Wooli Beach. "...

Dad Fights Off Shark Attacking Teen Son

16-year-old Nick Arthur, bitten off Outer Banks, NC, is going to be OK

(Newser) - A family getaway to the Outer Banks of North Carolina took a scary turn this week when a teen boy was attacked by a shark. Nick Arthur, 16, and his family, from Oak Ridge, were visiting Cape Hatteras National Seashore Thursday, and Nick decided to take a dip in the...

Shark Strikes Australia Again
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Aussie Surfer

Shark Kills Aussie Surfer

Great white kills 60-year-old in 3rd fatal attack this year

(Newser) - A great white shark attacked a 60-year-old Australian surfer Sunday morning, causing injuries to the man's left leg that proved fatal despite two men who fought off the shark and dragged the victim to shore for first aid, reports Sky News . The beach in South Kingscliff, New South Wales,...

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