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Category Archive for 'Other Attacks' at Swim At Your Own Risk

Archive for the 'Other Attacks' Category

Surfer Mauled by Croc in Playa Hermosa!


A surfer’s leg was ripped to shreds by a croc while he was surfing in Playa Hermosa. (Not the guy above. Check the pic of the damage below). Heavy rains flooded the Tulin River sending some of the local croc population into the surfing areas. Apparently, whenever it rains, the crocs head for the beach. 

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UPDATE: According to SurfingMagazine.com, the victim was 13 year old Dakota Kilbride. There was a special delivery of skin tissue from Miami to graft onto his leg, but it turns out he didn’t need it. Hang in there, Dakota.

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Great White Seen Munching on Sea Lion in the Bu!


According to the Shark Research Committee, On September 21, Gina S. and her husband were walking along the beach between Pepperdine University and Paradise Cove near Malibu at around 5 PM when they saw a sea lion being chomped on by a great white shark.

While strolling along the beach, they stopped to watch the sea lion when suddenly the huge head of a Great White Shark surfaced and took a giant bite out of it. (The shark was dark grey and at least 10-12 feet in length with a dorsal fin 12-16 inches high.) After the first bite, there was a bunch of splashing and then… quietness. Neither the shark nor the sea lion were seen again.

In other words, if you’re planning on being in the area… watch your backs!

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What Do You Get When You Cross an 8-Year Old With a Jellyfish?


Jonathan Asplin was lucky to get out of the water alive after being stung by the huge jellyfish while swimming at a UK beach. He needed hospital treatment for the sting, but thanks to the wetsuit he was wearing, he was protected from the thighs up.

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Crocodile Eats Man Who Was Hoping to Get Its Blessing


A crocodile killed and devoured a 25-year-old man in Bangladesh who waded into a pond next to a shrine hoping to be blessed by the animal on Wednesday.

Rubel Sheikh and his mother travelled 30 miles from their home to visit the Muslim Khan Jahan Ali shrine.

Hundreds of people visit the shrine every day to offer hens and goats to the five crocodiles living in the pond. Part of the ritual also involves bathing in the water.

Rubel went into the pond hoping to be blessed when a crocodile attacked him and dragged him into the deep part of the pond.

According to officials, the crocs are usually very friendly and don’t harm people.

After the attack about 25 people dived into the pond, but couldn’t find the man’s body.

It washed ashore on Thursday, mostly eaten.

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A Little Nip at Myrtle Beach


Well, here’s all I got…

A 7-year-old boy was bitten in the water at 16th Ave. S. in North Myrtle Beach, SC this afternoon.

The boy was bitten in three different places and has some small bite marks but officials have not been able to confirm if the marks are from a shark or fish bite. Whatever it was, it had teeth.

The boy was treated by lifeguards at the scene.

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Man Eaten by Crocodiles in Mexico!


A drunk man was brutally killed by as many as eight crocodiles when he tried to touch one of them at a wildlife sanctuary in northeastern Mexico.

The drunk dude apparently jumped over a railing so he could touch a crocodile in Lake Carpintero. Uh, smart move. But then he was surprised by a second croc, who grabbed him by the arm and pulled him into the water.

The incident took place in front of 50 other tourists Sunday. The man is yet to be identified.

Reminder: Don’t get drunk and try to pet crocodiles.

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Doctors Unable To Reattach Boy’s Arm…


Doctors were unable to reattach the arm of the 11-year-old boy who was attacked by an alligator after the limb was retrieved from the reptile’s belly.

Ochsner Hospital surgeons tried to reattach Devin Funck’s left arm, which had been rushed to the New Orleans hospital after its recovery about three-and-a-half hours after the attack, but family friend Cory Dunn said the effort was unsuccessful.

Devin was in stable condition last night.

An enormous alligator, dubbed “Big Joe” by residents, attacked Devin, biting off his arm at the shoulder.

Big Joe was found within half an hour of the attack, but it took another two-and-half hours to kill and land the big reptile, cut it open and retrieve the arm.

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Gator Rips Teens Arm Off!


Kasey Edwards, 18, was swimming with some friends at Nubbin Slough, a canal near Lake Okeechobee, FL on Sunday when an alligator decided to rip his arm off.

The gator dragged Kasey under the water five times, then took his left arm off about 4 inches above the elbow. During the struggle, Kasey managed to gouge the gator’s eye and it finally spun around and swam off. Kasey didn’t even know he was missing an arm until he was swimming back to shore.

Later, the gator was caught and Kasey’s arm was found inside its stomach, but the arm was too damaged to reattach. Bummer.

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Puffer Fish Attacks Boy’s Nuts!


A Cambodian teenager is recovering in the hospital after an angry puffer fish attacked him in the groin!

The Khmer-language Koh Santepheap Daily ran a picture of the unnamed 13-year-old in a hospital bed with heavy strapping around his testicles, saying he was lucky to be alive.

The paper quoted the boy’s father, Sok Ly, as saying the fish had become enraged when it was accidentally trapped in the boy’s net and, when it was freed, had attacked the boy’s scrotum. Yeouch!

Cambodian legend has it that the bite of the fish is even more dangerous than its poisonous spines, especially for boys, and Cambodian boys are traditionally advised not to swim in waters where the fish is common.

The victim is expected to recover from Monday’s attack, but the extent of the damage had yet to be determined.

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Croc Attacks Irishman in Cancun… Ah, The Luck O’ The Irish!


An Irishman is recovering in the hospital after being attacked by a crocodile in Mexico over the weekend.

Sean Treacy (23) was swimming in Nichupte lagoon near the coastal city of Cancun when the crocodile attacked him.

Treacy, who was in Mexico to attend a wedding, received injuries to his upper arm in the attack and also suffered a punctured lung.

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