Monday, November 11, 2013

77-Year-Old Fisherman Sustains Serious Shark Bite While Fishing Offshore in The Bahamas

Eleuthera in The Bahamas
According to a news release by the The Royal Bahamas Police Force, a 77-year-old male Canadian visitor was bitten by a shark while fishing off of Cape Eleuthera. The incident occurred on Sunday, November 10, 2013.

In the release, officials referred to it as a 'shark attack' but according to the Nassau Guardian who interviewed police Superintendent Stephen Dean, the angler was on the boat and while he was attempting to land the shark, it jumped out of the water and landed in the boat.

Superintended Dean described it as a "bizarre incident" which resulted in the victim sustaining serious, but not life-threatening, injuries to his arm and leg.

The incident occurred at 11:00am but it took the vessel until 2:00pm before they could reach shore and transfer the victim to a local medical clinic for treatment. The victim was subsequently airlifted to hospital in Fort Lauderdale for further treatment.

We will update the story if more information becomes available.