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Mako shark ‘unusually close’ to Nova Scotia Thursday

A little less than two metres in length, the shark was tagged in May off Ocean City, Md., and appears to have a penchant for northern climes, said Mahmood Shivji, who runs the Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Shark Kills Man in Australia Despite Rescue Try


  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.
  
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  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.

Shark Kills Man in Australia Despite Rescue Try

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.

Shark bites New Bern native near Wilmington


  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.

Shark bites New Bern native near Wilmington

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.