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A swimmer has died after being attacked by a shark off New Caledonia.

The unidentified amateur yachtsman was moored near Maitre Islet beach Feb. 28 in the French Pacific territory when he went for a swim.

Around 11 a.m. the 57-year-old man was about 100 meters from his boat, and about 50 meters from the beach, when he was bitten on the leg by a tiger shark.

A jet-skier and two paddlers saw the man waving and screaming and came to his aid. The jet-skier used his ski to push the shark away from the man as he was pulled into a boat.

The man was bleeding heavily as he was being pulled into the boat, and lost consciousness. A doctor and two nurses were already on scene and attempted to treat him while a rescue helicopter was dispatched.

Unfortunately, the man’s femoral artery had been severed, and it is believed he died from a heart attack. An autopsy later concluded the man was bitten by a 13-foot tiger shark with a 36-centimeter jaw size.

Firefighters closed the beach and warned several kite surfers enjoying favorable conditions and water activities that it was closed until Monday.

A tiger shark and 6-foot bull shark were spotted in the area after the attack and the southern province has agreed that both should be killed.
If you or a loved one was involved in a negative sharky encounter please contact us!!!
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How would you deal with being severely injured by an animal that may have wanted to consume you or just parts of you? A shark attack can be a mindboggling event in a person's life. We know we have been there!
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Re: 02/28/2021 - Male 57 yr. New Caledonia - *** Fatal ***

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A swimmer has died after being attacked by a shark off New Caledonia.

The unidentified amateur yachtsman was moored near Maitre Islet beach Feb. 28 in the French Pacific territory when he went for a swim.

Around 11 a.m. the 57-year-old man was about 100 meters from his boat, and about 50 meters from the beach, when he was bitten on the leg by a tiger shark.

A jet-skier and two paddlers saw the man waving and screaming and came to his aid. The jet-skier used his ski to push the shark away from the man as he was pulled into a boat.

The man was bleeding heavily as he was being pulled into the boat, and lost consciousness. A doctor and two nurses were already on scene and attempted to treat him while a rescue helicopter was dispatched.

Unfortunately, the man’s femoral artery had been severed, and it is believed he died from a heart attack. An autopsy later concluded the man was bitten by a 13-foot tiger shark with a 36-centimeter jaw size.

Firefighters closed the beach and warned several kite surfers enjoying favorable conditions and water activities that it was closed until Monday.

A tiger shark and 6-foot bull shark were spotted in the area after the attack and the southern province has agreed that both should be killed.
If you or a loved one was involved in a negative sharky encounter please contact us!!!
https://www.sharkattacksurvivors.com/ge ... contact-us
How would you deal with being severely injured by an animal that may have wanted to consume you or just parts of you? A shark attack can be a mindboggling event in a person's life. We know we have been there!
When reading about shark attacks from news sources, use common sense.
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02/28/2021 - Male 57 yr. New Caledonia - *** Fatal ***

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Swimmer dies in New Caledonia shark attack

A swimmer has died after being attacked by a shark off New Caledonia.

The unidentified amateur yachtsman was moored near Maitre Islet beach Feb. 28 in the French Pacific territory when he went for a swim.

Around 11 a.m. the 57-year-old man was about 100 meters from his boat, and about 50 meters from the beach, when he was bitten on the leg by a tiger shark.

A jet-skier and two paddlers saw the man waving and screaming and came to his aid. The jet-skier used his ski to push the shark away from the man as he was pulled into a boat.

The man was bleeding heavily as he was being pulled into the boat, and lost consciousness. A doctor and two nurses were already on scene and attempted to treat him while a rescue helicopter was dispatched.

Unfortunately, the man’s femoral artery had been severed, and it is believed he died from a heart attack. An autopsy later concluded the man was bitten by a 13-foot tiger shark with a 36-centimeter jaw size.

Firefighters closed the beach and warned several kite surfers enjoying favorable conditions and water activities that it was closed until Monday.

A tiger shark and 6-foot bull shark were spotted in the area after the attack and the southern province has agreed that both should be killed.
If you or a loved one was involved in a negative sharky encounter please contact us!!!
https://www.sharkattacksurvivors.com/ge ... contact-us
How would you deal with being severely injured by an animal that may have wanted to consume you or just parts of you? A shark attack can be a mindboggling event in a person's life. We know we have been there!
When reading about shark attacks from news sources, use common sense.
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