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UPDATE — INJURED – 26 April 2011 — Phil Foster Park, Riviera Beach, Florida, US — swimmer attacked

27 April, 2011

This is an update to the earlier brief report today. The man who was attacked by the bull shark is 32-year-old Anthony Segric. He was attacked while spear-fishing and was brought ashore at the boat ramp at Phil Foster Park, Riviera Beach, South Florida, US. The incident happened on Tuesday 26 April 2011.

Segric suffered a severe bite wound to the calf in the attack.

His friend spoke to media and was quoted as saying:

“He shot a fish and he was bringing the fish up it seemed like the shark went to go grab the fish and he missed it and got his leg.

“I think he was more ‘did it really get me’ or he didn’t know, because it happened like that and then he started to see a little bit of blood and that’s when he started screaming.”

Segric was taken out of the water and atourniquet was tied round his leg. He was taken to St Mary’s Trauma Center for surgery and was expected to survive.

“He was scared. Everybody was scared but we got it done,” his friend said.

Sources:

FOX 29 WFLX

INJURED – 26 April 2011 — Phil Foster Park, Riviera Beach, Florida, US — swimmer attacked

27 April, 2011

A brief breaking news report on the Palm Beach Post website says a man believed in his 30’s was attacked by a 12-foot bull shark while swimming off Phil Foster Park, Riviera Beach, South Florida, US. A rescue worker was quoted as saying the incident happened around 5pm and that the man was bitten on the calf and was conscious when taken to St Mary’s Medical Center for treatment.

No other details were reported.

Expect an update later.

Sources:

Palm Beach Post
MSNBC

INJURED — 6 February 2010 — Riviera Beach, Florida, US — fisherman attacked

8 February, 2010

A fisherman (name not released) was bitten on the lower leg by 6-foot shark (species unidentified) he caught. The man caught the shark while fishing from a beach around 5pm local time. He then waded (some reports say he swam) out to the shark to release it and it bit him on the leg. He was taken to St Mary’s Medical Center. There were no details reported about the extent of his wounds, although he reportedly spoke to investigators. The incident happened off Riviera Beach, Florida, United States on Saturday 6 February 2010.

No other details were reported.

Sources:

UPI
Sun Sentinel
TC Palm