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Victim suffers injury to foot from possible shark attack at Hobe Sound Public Beach

Hobe Sound resident Joseph Rush said around 5:00 p.m., he heard from other beach-goers someone was bitten by a shark.

"We see some commotion going down on the beach, and somebody said ‘shark.’ I wanted to kind of get some photos of it, maybe put it on YouTube," he said.

Rush said he saw the victim’s toe was bandaged, and the victim, a male, was able to limp to the ambulance.

(Source: wptv.com)

Bull sharks 'have strongest bite out of all species

Relative to their body size, bull sharks bite harder than other, larger predatory sharks. 

A study of their jaws and jaw muscles has shown that adult bull sharks can bite with a maximum force equivalent to 6,000N. 

Maria Habegger of the University of South Florida in Tampa, US and colleagues in the US and Germany examined bite forces produced by 13 species of shark and their close relatives. 

An update on last weeks’ story about shark attacks on the Treasure Coast:

(WPTV) - Two young men are recovering after two shark bites in just two days in the waters off of Florida’s Treasure Coast.

Brandon Murray, 22, and Brandon Taylor, 21, have the same first name and the same fate after hopping in the water and onto their boards just north of Sebastian Inlet State Park.

"The whole shark. I could just feel the whole body on my arm," said Taylor. "Pure muscle, just pure muscle."

On Monday afternoon, Murray was surfing off Spanish House point.

As he was about to take his last wave into shore, a 4-foot shark came out of the water with its mouth wide open.

"Right when I turned around the shark just jumped out of the water and spun and just grabbed my foot," said Murray.

The shark’s teeth caught Murray’s left foot.

His ‘pinky’ toe was left hanging on by a thread.

(Source: wcsh6.com)

A 21-year-old surfer who was bitten on the arm by a shark drove himself to a fire station for treatment Tuesday, authorities said.

Paramedics treated him for a wound on his arm and took him to the Sebastian River Medical Center, Burkeen said.

The bite was not life-threatening, paramedics said.

(Source: wptv.com)

Shark attacks man in Cocoa Beach

A surfer’s day at the beach ended abruptly when he was bitten by a shark Sunday afternoon.

Officials said the surfer was a 52-year-old male who suffered lacerations to both feet. He was able to make it to shore, where paramedics treated him and took him to Cape Canaveral Hospital.

Chris Myers Shark Attack: 911 Call Released In Great White Strike Off Cape Cod

(Source: The Huffington Post)

The man who may have been bitten by a shark as he body-surfed with his teenage son off the coast of Ballston Beach in Truro, Mass., is undergoing surgery today but is expected to live, officials said.

The attack happened around 3:30 p.m. Monday when Chris Myers, a father of two, was pulled under the water by what is believed to be a shark. Police say Myers was bit in both legs below the knees in possibly one single, crushing blow.

(Source: abcnews.go.com)

A Vancouver Island woman believes a shark bit off part of her finger in B.C. waters while she was trying to surf for the first time.

(Source: cbc.ca)


The gash above her left ankle is stitched up and healing, but 10 days after the fact, it’s still obvious where a reef shark sank its teeth into Sage St. Clair. "That’s a tooth mark, and all these are teeth marks," she said as she gestured to her wound. 

The gash above her left ankle is stitched up and healing, but 10 days after the fact, it’s still obvious where a reef shark sank its teeth into Sage St. Clair. 

"That’s a tooth mark, and all these are teeth marks," she said as she gestured to her wound.