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Category Archive for 'UK' at Swim At Your Own Risk

Archive for the 'UK' Category

Say OUCH! Shark Bites Man’s Arm as He Poses For Photos!


Stephen Perkins, 52, hauled a Blue Shark on board his boat off Lundy Island in the UK on Saturday but the shark wasn’t in the mood for photos.

As Perkins was preparing to unhook the shark, it sank its teeth into his wrist, earning Perkins a place in history as the first documented case of a man being bitten by a Blue Shark off British waters.

Perkins lost a lot of blood and needed reconstructive surgery. He had to be taken by helicopter to North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple. He was released on Sunday.

The man says he’ll go fishing again, but he’ll will remember to pick the shark up by the blunt end next time.

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UPDATE: Pictures!

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Shark Washes Up On UK Beach


A 6ft blue shark was found washed up on a Devon beach on Saturday.

Apparently blue sharks are seasonal visitors to UK waters. Just so you know…

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UPDATE: Here’s some vid…

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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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Shark’s “Fang” Found on UK Beach


A tooth from a massive Great White shark found on a British beach adding to the mounting evidence that the man-eaters are moving into British waters.

The razor-sharp fang measured nearly 2½”. That means the beast it came from was probably about 20ft long.

It follows a possible sighting of a Great White last week by a North Sea oil rig crew off the coast of Aberdeen where the man-eater was snapped by a remote-controlled sub.

Last summer The Sun published pictures of what is believed to have been a Great White off the Cornish coast and in January a mutilated seal washed up in Norfolk.

“The tooth is out there.”

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Shark Spotted Off Hartlepool Pier


Fisherman have been spotting a deadly Blue Shark circling the coast of Hartlepool, UK.

Regular sightings of the blue shark have been made over the past few weeks around the Heugh breakwater and Pilot Pier in Hartlepool.

Probably a good idea not to go swimming… but you can always go check out the Hartlepool Monkey. It’s even got it’s own song.

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