INJURED – 2nd attack in 2 days in same waters in Far East Russia’s Primorye region – 18 August 2011 – Zheltukhin Island, Khasan, Primorye, Far East Russia – swimmer attacked
In a brief report a 16-year-old boy (not named) was bitten on his thigh by a shark while swimming off Zheltukhin Island in the Sea of Japan, Khasan district, Primorye region, Far East Russia. This follows a shark attack yesterday in the same district - where a man had both arms bitten off below the elbows.
The boy received “a tear wound to his thigh and his arteries are damaged”, local emergency officials were quoted as saying. He is reportedly in a serious condition in hospital in Vladivostok.
The attack happened after local authorities earlier in the day banned swimming in the area, following the earlier shark attack.
No other details were reported.