A surfer is recovering after he was bitten by a shark off of the Volusia County coast.
A large shark was filmed near the beach within hours after the fatal attack, Reuters reported.
The authorities used a personal watercraft and a helicopter to try to encourage the shark away from the beach.
Paul Wilcox, a member of the Byron Bay Swim Club, was swimming in the shallows on the eastern side of Byron Bay’s main beach when he was attacked on Tuesday.
A shark killed a 50-year-old swimmer Tuesday at eastern Australia’s popular Byron Bay despite a beachgoer’s brave rescue attempt, police said.
Beachgoer Mark Hickey swam 15 to 20 meters (50-65 feet) into the water at Clarkes Beach to retrieve the severely wounded victim, Police Inspector Bobbie Cullen said.
He said Wilcox had apparently bled to death in the water. Ten reported that the shark had bitten through Wilcox’s wetsuit on his upper right thigh, tearing off much of his leg. The wounds were being examined to identify the size and species of the shark.
Town officials in Chatham are warning swimmers about a great white shark lurking in the waters off South Beach.
The video is worth following the link - that shark was close to that boat.
A 13-year-old girl was bitten by a shark as she swam in waist-deep water off New Smyrna Beach in Volusia…
Katharine gets all the attention, lately. But another great white shark is making her mark.
Bruce Wise posted on his Facebook page that his stepson, 29-year-old Hunter Anderson, was surfing off Figure Eight Island near Wilmington Tuesday when he “got into a wrestling match with a shark.”
Wise posted that Anderson got stitches on his left hand and is doing fine. The above photo was taken by Anderson’s friend, Austin Ray.
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