FATAL – 22 November 2012 — Nuevo Altata, Sinaloa, Mexico – lifeguard attacked

Nuevo Altata, Sinaloa, Mexico

Nuevo Altata, Sinaloa, Mexico

Lifeguard Fernando Cárdenas García, 32, died in hospital from his wounds after being attacked by a shark as he tried to free his rubber dingy which had become entangled in rope in high surf. He’d dived overboard to cut the rope when the shark bit him on the leg. The wound extended to his buttock and calf.

The incident occurred around 11.30am on November 22, 2012 off Nuevo Altata, Sinaloa, Mexico.

The lifeguard was rescued by his companions and taken to hospital, but he succumbed to his wounds.

No other details were reported.

Sources:
The Mazatlan Messenger

PIC source:
Playas de Altata

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