04 July 2005

Another shark attack in Florida

The third shark attack in a week occured in Florida waters today as an Austrian tourist was bitten in chest-deep water near Boca Grande, on Florida's Gulf Coast.

The wounds were described as moderate.

Earlier in the week, a boy lost his leg to a shark a fews days after a young girl was killed in a shark attack.

In another incident, a casual fisherman caught a 450-lb shark only a few hundred meters off one of North Miami's most popular beaches, Haulover. A local resident, asked about the recent series of shark incidents, pointed out that state and Federal laws banning commercial fishing for shark within a three-mile distance from Florida's shores had, in effect, created a shark sanctuary in the very waters most used for recreational purposes by residents and tourists.

Source: www.deeperblue.net


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