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Teenage Boy Attacked by Shark at Southern California Beach

Teenage Boy Attacked by Shark at Southern California BeachThe victim was reportedly lobster diving when the incident occurred



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Teenage Boy Attacked by Shark at Southern California Beach

Teenage Boy Attacked by Shark at Southern California BeachThe victim was reportedly lobster diving when the incident occurred



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Conservationists slam Australia shark policy as more killed

Conservationists slam Australia shark policy as more killedConservationists on Monday slammed the baiting and killing of sharks at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot after two swimmers were attacked, saying the policy was brutal and indiscriminate. Queensland state authorities deployed drumlines — which use baited hooks to catch the predators — at the Whitsunday Islands after two tourists were mauled in separate incidents a day apart last week. Hannah Papps, 12, and 46-year-old Justine Barwick, who were bitten on their legs, remain in hospital.



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'I can't hear you' – 911 calls couldn't get help to beach in time to save shark attack victim's life

'I can't hear you' - 911 calls couldn't get help to beach in time to save shark attack victim's lifeSeveral people at the Cape Cod beach tried to call 911 to report the shark attack, but poor to no cell service slowed their calls for help.



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Shark kills man boogie boarding off Cape Cod beach as sightings increase

Shark kills man boogie boarding off Cape Cod beach as sightings increaseA body surfer has died after being bitten by a shark in the waters off Cape Cod in the first fatal attack seen in the US state of Massachusetts for more than 80 years. Arthur Medici, a 26-year-old Brazilian who was studying in America, had been seen by beach-goers moments earlier performing tricks 25 metres out in the waves at Newcomb Hollow Beach in the town of Wellfleet. Mr Medici 's girlfriend's brother desperately dragged him to shore where off-duty lifeguards performed CPR and made tourniquets to try and stem the bleeding. He was pronounced dead later in hospital having suffered multiple bite wounds to the legs. Joe Booth, a local fisherman who witnessed the incident, told the Cape Cod Times that he first spotted a giant eruption of water, fifteen feet wide.  "I saw a tail and a lot of thrashing. You could tell by the body language of the guys in the water something wasn't right," he added. A dead great white shark on the Truro shoreline in Massachusetts, where researchers believe smaller, younger specimens are swimming closer to land increasing the risk of human encounters Credit: Ken Johnson /Atlantic White Shark Conservancy via AP "I was that guy on the beach screaming, ‘Shark, shark!’ It was like right out of that movie Jaws. This has turned into Amity Island real quick out here.” On Sunday, the beach remained closed as experts speculated on the type of shark responsible. About | Shark attacks "Based on the information I know, the highest probability is that it was a  (great) white shark. I can’t think of any other species that would do this,” said Gregory Skomal, state Division of Marine Fisheries shark researcher. "Unfortunately he was in an area where the shark was hunting. When they strike with a ferocity of this nature, they believe what they are eating is an aggressive seal that can fight back. " William Lytton suffered puncture wounds to his leg and torso when he was attacked by a shark in August while swimming off a beach in Truro Credit: Steven Senne/AP The last fatal shark attack in Massachusetts was in 1936 when a 16-year-old boy was killed. But this summer there have been multiple reported sightings of Great Whites along the picturesque coastline, famous for its lighthouses and windswept beaches. William Lytton, a 61-year-old neurologist, was bitten on the leg in August and is still recovering. In an interview just last week with the Boston Globe he said he may be a little hesitant to go back in the water. "But you know, you fall off the horse, you got to get back on," he added.



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US swimmer dies from suspected shark attack: police

US swimmer dies from suspected shark attack: policeA swimmer has died from an apparent shark bite off the coast of Massachusetts in the northeastern United States, a police report on the rare incident said. The victim, in his mid-20s, “was bitten by what is believed to be a shark” while he swam at Newcomb Hollow Beach in the Cape Cod area, Wellfleet Police said in a statement Saturday. “The town beaches are closed to swimming for the next 24 hours,” the police said.



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Massachusetts man dies in state's first shark attack fatality in over 80 years

Massachusetts man dies in state's first shark attack fatality in over 80 yearsA man who was bitten by a shark in Cape Cod has died, becoming Massachusetts’ first shark attack fatality in over 80 years. The 26-year-old and his friend were boogie-boarding off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet when the attack took place around noon on Saturday, Wellfleet Police Lieutenant Michael Hurley said. Joe Booth, a local fisherman and surfer, said that he saw the victim kick something behind him and the flicker of a tail in the water.



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The Hurricane Shark Hoax Is Back Again For Florence — Don't Get Hooked

The Hurricane Shark Hoax Is Back Again For Florence -- Don't Get HookedDuring every hurricane, Scottish journalist Jason Michael McCann enjoys



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Cape Cod shark attack leaves man with puncture wounds to torso and legs

Cape Cod shark attack leaves man with puncture wounds to torso and legsA 61-year-old man who was bitten by a shark in Massachusetts has suffered puncture wounds to his torso and legs, officials say. The unidentified victim was swimming on the Long Nook Beach in Truro, on Cape Cod, a peninsula that extends into the Atlantic Ocean, at approximately 4pm local time when the attack happened. According to the Truro Police Department, the 61-year-old reported to be standing in shallow waters, approximately 30 yards (27 metres) offshore when he was bitten.



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Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?

Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?TRURO, Mass. (AP) — On a windswept dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, hastily erected signs warned Cape Cod beachgoers to stay out of the water Thursday — a day after a New York man became the first person since 2012 to be attacked by a shark in waters off Massachusetts.



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