Posted tagged ‘fisherman’

INJURED – 26 August 2013 – 70 miles offshore of Ondarroa, Bay of Biscay, Spain – fisherman attacked

16 October, 2013
Spain shark attack on fisherman

Ondarroa, Bay of Biscay, Spain

Fisherman Ramon Arufe, 50, was bitten on the arm by a 5 foot mako shark he had caught and hauled onto a 22-metre commercial fishing boat. He suffered lacerations to his bicep and lost a fair bit of blood, according to a report in Spanish newspaper El Correo. The incident took place in the Bay of Biscay 70 miles offshore of the northern Spanish town of Ondarroa in Biscay Province, where the fishing boat Gure Leire, he and some crew were fishing on, is based.

The incident occurred around 8pm on Monday 26 August 2013.

He told the newspaper: “I thought the shark was dead, even gave him three blows and dragged it along the deck,. but then it squirmed and bit me in the biceps.”

After fighting the shark off Arufe slumped to the deck unconscious.

Arufe was losing a lot of blood which prompted the skipper of the boat to radio martime rescue services which evacuated him by helicopter and took him to hospital in Bidasoa district.

The skipper said while they were waiting for the helicopter to arrive, he managed to revive Arufe and apply a tournequet.

“I admit that I was quite calm, but I was afraid, very afraid,” he said. Via radio the rescue personnel gave medical advice. “They told us how to supply an antibiotic that we had in the medicine chest and how to put on an oxygen mask.”

Arufe received treatment and was discharged after spending a night in the hospital.

El Correo

PIC Source:
Spanish Tourism and Culture

INJURED – 15 June 2012 – Summerland Key, Florida Keys, USA – fisherman bitten

19 June, 2012

A 23-year-old fisherman (not named) was bitten on the calf after hooking a nurse shark in the Florida Keys, USA. He got into the water to release it and it bit him on the calf. The incident happened on June 15, 2012.

The brief report says Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a house in Summerland Key. The report adds he was transported to Lower Keys Hospital with only superficial injuries.

No other details were reported.

Huffington Post

INJURED – 25 February 2012 – Broughton Island, New South Wales, Australia – fisherman bitten

27 February, 2012

A brief report in the Newcastle Herald, says a fisherman (not named) was bitten on the left foot by a grey nurse shark while in the water picking up fish. He was not seriously injured and managed to sail back to nearby Nelson Bay to be treated at Tomaree Hospital. He had further treatment at John Hunter Hospital.

The incident happened around 4pm on Saturday, 25 February 2012.

No other details were reported.

Newcastle Herald

This blog has been nominated for a “Fascination” blog award in the Librarian category.  Please visit the blog and vote. Or vote in support here. Thanks.

INJURED – 20 January 2012 – Taimali, Taitung County, Taiwan – fisherman bitten

10 February, 2012
shark attack in Taiwan

The fisherman is taken to hospital after sufffering a shark bite to his left thigh

A 24-year-old Indonesian fisherman (not named) working in Taiwan for the past two months was bitten on the left thigh by a shark while bringing it aboard the fishing boat. He suffered a 10 cm bite wound.

He thought the shark was already dead, but when he brought the shark aboard the boat it turned and bit him on the leg.

The incident happened on 20 January 2012 at Taimali, Taitung County, Taiwan.

The shark responsible for the bite on a fisherman in Taiwan

The shark responsible for the bite on a fisherman in Taiwan

He was taken to hospital some 2 hours ways.

The shark (not identified) was just over a metre long and weighed 70 kg, according to the report.

Taiwan TV

Kindly translated by my friend in Taiwan, Scully Wang.

PIC Source: Stills extracted from video news report

INJURED – 2 October 2011 – Anna Maria Island, Florida, United States – fisherman bitten

11 October, 2011

A brief press report says a fisherman, Javier Perez, was bitten on his left thigh by a shark while wading in waist-deep waters off Anna Maria Island, Gulf of Mexico, Florida, United States. The incident happened on Sunday 2 October 2011.

According to the report he had just dumped his bait bucket into the water when the shark bit him.

Perez was taken to a Bradenton hospital with a small wound and scratches on his leg.

No other details were reported.




INJURED – 7 July 2011 – Mustang Island, Nueces County, Texas, US – fisherman attacked

28 July, 2011

“The biggest deal in my son’s case is that he fought it, kicked at it. He didn’t just stay there and say, ‘Here, get me’. I think the shark decided he didn’t want to mess with him anymore; he just swam off.”

shawn hamilton shows of his foot, bitten in a shark attack

Shawn Hamilton was bitten on the right foot by a Bull shark while fishing in waist deep water.

Shawn Hamilton, 14, was bitten on his right foot and shin by a 5-foot Bull shark while fishing with his father in waist-deep water near Mustang Island, Nueces County, Texas in the US. The incident happened around 4.30pm on Thursday 7 July 2011.

It’s reported he was in waist-deep water on the second sandbar off shore near Beach Access Road 2 between Port Aransas and Corpus Christi when the attack occurred.

According th media reports he yelled “Shark!” several times after he saw what appeared to be  five-foot Bull shark approaching him. He jumped around trying to fend off the shark, but was bitten on the right foot and shin.

“I was reeling in my bait just making sure the line was tight,” Shawn told media. “All of a sudden, I see this shark come at me. … I felt it pound against my leg and I started jumping up and down.

“It’s pretty weird how I got away with a couple of bites and I still have my foot,” he is quoted as saying. “It was really like a sharp knife just going through your skin. You don’t feel it that much, but you knew it was there.”

He father told media: “We’re a fishing family, and we understand that every time we step foot in the water, there is a possibility of something like that happening. You’re part of the food chain once you get out there. We try to take all the necessary precautions.”

According to media reports, his father, Hamilton, thought his son was shouting because he was scared by seeing a shark swim by.

“I never knew an attack was going on. I thought he was in panic,” he said.

After the attack, Hamilton and his wife, Ronda, took Shawn to the beach, poured a gallon of distilled water on the wounds, wrapped two beach towels around his foot and leg and took him to Corpus Christi Medical Center.

He received 54 stitches.

He has lost feeling right side of his foot and it was not known if this would return.

His dad was quoted as saying: “The biggest deal in my son’s case is that he fought it, kicked at it. He didn’t just stay there and say, ‘Here, get me’. I think the shark decided he didn’t want to mess with him anymore; he just swam off.”


PIC source:

INJURED – reported 30 January 2011 — Revillagigedo Islands off Mexico’s Pacific coast – fisherman bitten

16 February, 2011

C. Pedro Luis Beltrán Camargo (25) was bitten by a shark on his left leg while he was fishing near the Revillagigedo Archipelago (Colima, Mexico), according to .

This follows a brief report by the UK Press Association and published in several media saying:

The Mexican navy said it has rescued a fisherman who was badly bitten by a shark.

A navy statement said sailors received a distress call from a shark fishing boat near the Revillagigedo Islands off Mexico’s Pacific coast.

One of the crew had suffered a serious bite wound on his leg and lost a dangerous amount of blood.

Sailors gave the boat’s captain instructions on how to stabilise the 25-year-old man, and sent an amphibious ship and a helicopter to get him into emergency treatment.

The navy said that he was in stable condition and out of danger.

It did not give details on the attack or say what kind of shark was involved. It is did not give the date of the shark attack.