Posted tagged ‘Florida’

2 INJURED – 7 September 2013 – New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA – swimmer and surfer bitten

16 October, 2013
New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach

Two people were nipped by a shark on the same day at New Smyrna Beach Volusia County, Florida, USA. The incident occurred on 7 September 2013.

A 25-year-old man was bitten on the shin around 4pm while swimming in waist deep water and a minute later a 43-year-old surfer was bitten on his foot.

The two victims had only minor injuries. They were treated by Ocean Rescue and then left on their own to seek medical treatment.

It is thought the same 3-foot shark bit both victims as the bites occurred less than 100 meters apart, according to the report.

Source:
Orlando Sentinel

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INJURED – 2 September 2013 – Ormond Beach, Orlando, Florida, USA – swimmer bitten

16 October, 2013
Raushod Floyd, 17, was bitten on the shoulder by a shark while swimming in waist deep water off Ormond Beach

Raushod Floyd, 17, was bitten on the shoulder by a shark while swimming in waist deep water off Ormond Beach

Raushod Floyd, 17, was bitten on the shoulder by a shark while swimming in waist deep water off Ormond Beach, Orlando, Florida, USA, on 2 September 2013. He sustained minor lacerations

Floyd said he had no idea what hit him until he saw the blood and the teeth marks left behind.

“When it hit me, it just like hit me in my neck and I just fell underwater,” said Floyd.

“I just looked at my shoulder and I just saw blood dripping down out of my shoulder,” said Floyd.

He was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach where he received 30 stitches.

No other details were reported.

Source:
Click Orlando
WFTV

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INJURED – 28 August 2013 – Ponce de Leon Inlet, Volusia County, Florida, USA – boogie boarder bitten

16 October, 2013
Riley Breihan, 11, suffered minor lacerations to the lower left calf and heel from a shark bite.

Riley Breihan, 11, suffered minor lacerations to the lower left calf and heel from a shark bite.

An 11-year-old girl, Riley Breihan, was bitten by a small shark while boogie boarding in knee deep water. She suffered minor lacerations to the lower left calf and heel.

She is told WESH TV after the incident: “I just think it is a miracle that none of my toes came off or like a chunk of meat came off.”

She said it hurt and she ran out of the water. Bystanders scooped her up and her grandparents took her to the hospital.

Doctors pulled out a small shark tooth embedded in her leg.

Source:
WESH TV

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INJURED – 19 November 2012 – Melbourne Beach, Brevard County, Florida, USA – surfer bitten

21 January, 2013
Kai Rittgers recovers in hospital following a shark bite on his left foot.

Kai Rittgers recovers in hospital following a shark bite on his left foot.

Kai Rittgers, 14, suffered minor lacerations to his left foot after being bitten by a small shark while surfing off Melbourne Beach in Brevard County, Florida, USA. The incident happened 19 November 2012.

“It was like this sharp little pain, then I kind of sat up really quick and saw it was a shark,” Kai was quoted as saying.

He managed to paddle to shore. His dad took him to a doctor who bandaged the wounds. No stitches were needed.

No other details were reported.

Source:
Florida Newsday

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INJURED — 16 September 2012 — Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA — surfer bitten

18 September, 2012

A 52-year-old surfer (not identified) was bitten by a shark on the feet while surfing off Cocoa Beach,Florida, USA.

A very brief report says the incident happened about 4 pm on Sunday 16 September 2012. It added he suffered lacerations on both feet but managed to get to shore.

No other details were reported.

Sources:

Orlando Sentinel

INJURED – 8 September 2012 – 22nd Street, South Beach, Miami, USA – swimmer bitten

18 September, 2012

Miami Beach

A swimmer (not identified) was bitten on the right knee while swimming in waters off 22nd Street, South Beach, Miami, Florida, USA.

He was treated at Florida’s Ryder Trauma Center.

A doctor at the centre said it was a “pretty significant bite. It went most of the circumference around his calf”.

No other details were reported.

Sources:
KSDK

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INJURED — 6 September 2012 – E Street, St. Augustine Beach, Florida, USA — surfer bitten

18 September, 2012

Paramedics treat Andrew Birchall foot after he was bitten by a shark while surfing at St Augustine Beach, Florida, US.

Andrew Birchall (age not reported) was bitten on the foot by a shark while surfing at E Street in St. Augustine Beach, Florida, USA. The incident happened around 11.30am on Thursday 6 September 2012.

Birchall told the press he had just “caught a good wave” and jumped in the water when the shark bit his foot. He was in shallow water and managed to rip his foot from the shark’s mouth. Surfers nearby helped him to shore.

“There was blood everywhere,” he said.

Paramedics took him to Flagler Hospital, where he underwent several hours of surgery to repair some torn tendons.

Surgeons found a shark tooth in the wound.

Birchall said he did not see the shark. It was not known what species it was.

Sources:
The St Augustine Record

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