FATAL – 19 June 2011 – Playa Grande, Costa Rica – surfer attacked
Kevin Moraga, 15, died from wounds from a shark attack on Sunday 19 June 2011.
He was surfing with friends at Playa Grande, a well known surf spot in the northwestern province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica when he was bitten on his left thigh at 12.15pm, according to media reports.
The reports are a bit sketchy, but say he was transferred on Wednesday 22 June to Hospital Mexico in San José after slipping into a coma following massive blood loss. He died at this hospital the following day from a cerebral edema (fluid on the brain).
It is not reported, what type of shark is it was, how he exited the water and which hospital he went to initially. A spokesperson from the Red Cross is quoted as saying he had a “considerable wound” on his left thigh.
No other details are reported.