Saturday, September 21, 2013

Video: 21-Year-Old Attacked by Possible Bull Shark at Pensacola Beach

Trevor Kalck bit by possible bull shark off Pensacola Beach
On Saturday, September 14, 2013, Trevor Kalck was swimming off Pensacola Beach, Florida when he was attacked by a shark and sustained injuries to both feet.

According to the Pensacola News Journal, Trevor and two of his friends, who are all assigned to nearby Pensacola Naval Air Station, were swimming approximately 100 yards offshore and were past the second sand bar in an area called the trough. The emerald green water was clear and they could see the bottom in the 8 to 10 feet deep water.

The shark initially struck Trevor on his left foot but quickly swam off. The shark then spun around and came back and latched onto Trevor's right foot. Trevor was able to free his foot and his friends came to his aide and helped him to the shore. He sustained nerve and muscle tissue damage.

Based on the behavior of the shark, George Burgess who is director of the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida believes that the shark responsible for the attack was a bull shark.

The below video shows the moments after Trevor was brought to shore by his two friends. The video was posted on the WEAR ABC 3 News Facebook page and was taken by viewer Angie Taylor.  NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT.

For a detailed account of the attack and a video interview with Trevor, check out Pensacola News Journal.