Archive for the ‘diver’ category

INJURED – 8 October 2013 – Poison Creek, Cape Arid National Park, Western Australia – diver attacked

17 October, 2013
Greg Pickering, 55, is evacuated to hospital. He suffered ‘substantial’ wounds to his torso and minor wounds to his face from a a great white shark attack.

Greg Pickering, 55, is evacuated to hospital. He suffered ‘substantial’ wounds to his torso and minor wounds to his face from a a great white shark attack.

Greg Pickering, 55, suffered ‘substantial’ wounds to his torso and minor wounds to his face from an attack by what is thought to be great white shark while diving for abalone off Poison Creek in Cape Arid National Park, Western Australia. The incident occurred about 10.30am on Tuesday 8 October 2013.

It is not the first time Pickering has been attacked by a shark. In 2004, Pickering survived an attack by a 1.5m bronze whaler while spearfishing with a friend near Cervantes.

The crew of a nearby abalone boat dragged him from the water and tried to stem the bleeding. They rushed him to shore from where he was evacuated to Esperance Hospital where he was treated for bite wounds. A Royal Flying Doctor Service plane then transported him to Jandakot airport from where he was taken by ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital. Pickering underwent a 10-hour surgery at the hospital. He was discharged on 15 October.

Sources:
The Australian

NineMSN

The West 

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The West 

INJURED – 29 September 2013 – 7km offshore of Ashdod, Israel – diver bitten

17 October, 2013

A commercial diver, not named in press reports, was bitten on the forearm by a shark while working underwater some 7km offshore of Ashdod port in Israel. His diving partner brought him to the surface and was taken to shore where he was evacuated to Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center.

A paramedic who treated him was quoted as saying: “We understood he was working with another friend when a shark popped up suddenly, bit him in the arm and left. His friend pulled him out of the water and brought him by boat to the shore.”

The diver suffered injuries to his forearm down to his palm but was in full consciousness, according to the report on ynetnews.com.

No other details were reported.

Source:
YNetNews

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Bokertov

INJURED – 10 September 2012 – Vava’u, Tonga – diver attacked

18 September, 2012

Kylie Maquire recovers in hospital in Tonga following a shark attack.

Treasure hunter Kylie Maguire, 29, suffered serious wounds to her buttocks and thighs from a shark attack in waters off Tonga.

Doctors who treated Kylie in Tonga estimated the length of the shark to be 3m, with teeth about 25mm across and a 40-45cm bite circumference. The shark is thought to be a bull shark.

The incident occurred on Monday 10 September 2012.

The captain of the treasure seeking boat said Kylie had paddled off with a friend in an inflatable kayak from the anchored boat near the Treasure Island Resort in Vava’u about 4pm. The shark attack occurred shortly after this. It is not clear if she was swimming or diving when the attack occurred.

She was treated initially at a hospital in Tonga and then airlifted to Brisbane for further treatment after one of the wounds became infected.

Sources:
Whitsunday Times

ABC

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BlueTreasure

INJURED – 29 May 2012 – Boca de la Leña, La Unión, Mexico – diver bitten

14 June, 2012

Benigno Medina Navarrete recovers in hospital after losing his left hand from a shark bite.

Benigno Medina Navarrete,  46, lost his left hand when a shark bit him while he was fishing. He nearly lost his entire left forearm in the attack while was diving with his friend off Boca de la Leña in La Unión, Mexico. It is not clear if he was spearfishing. Some reports say he was fishing, some say he was diving.

His friend helped him ashore, placed a tourniquet on his arm and then took him to Hospital General de Lázaro Cárdenas where he underwent emergency surgery.

He told media he is thankful his friend got him to hospital quicky which saved his life.

He said: “I felt a sharp pain, but I held strong … and I asked God, ‘Help me … I still want see my children and my family.'”

The incident happened around 9am on 29 May 2012.

Some reports say it was a bull shark about 3 metres long.

Sources:

El Sol De Zamora
Diario ABC

Despertar de la Costa

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Diario ABC