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ALERT: Fatal Shark Attack in Florida

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posted on Jun, 25 2005 @ 02:21 PM
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FOX News is reporting there was a fatal shark attack on the Gulf Coast of Florida, near Destin.

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posted on Jun, 25 2005 @ 05:34 PM
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www.foxnews.com...

Girl was 14. Shark bit her on the lower half of her body about 300 feet out.

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Sucks. Florida had 12 attacks last year, that's much higher than I thought.



posted on Jun, 25 2005 @ 07:58 PM
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And just a couple of days ago I heard about a 7-year-old girl getting eaten by a shark in New Zealand... Shark attacks almost every day now...


edit: here a link...
The New Zealand Herald: NZ girl killed by shark in Vanuatu (from 23.06.05)

[edit on 2005/6/25 by Hellmutt]



posted on Jun, 26 2005 @ 05:07 AM
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Sorry I didn;t see this post earlier. I posted not knowing one was up. I got a lot of gruff for posting this story based on people saying it was "biased" because I said it was TRAGIC.

Anyone who doesn't believe that an incident like this is not TRAGIC is insane. Any loss of life in an accident is tragic. That is not bias. My comment section further defined that this is not the fault of a shark or any other predator for going about its routine. I also reflected the sentiments of the article as they were explaining that it was an unfortunate event.

Is it not?

Prayers go out to this family that have just lost their 14 year old daughter.



posted on Jun, 26 2005 @ 05:18 AM
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Lesson learned? NOT! Keep going into the water folks! Have fun! While it lasts....


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posted on Jun, 27 2005 @ 02:37 AM
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i know all the statistics about cars and planes and just walking across the street kill more people every year BUT why do these people let their children in the water?

Especially in waters that are known to have these attacks. Take them to the beach if u must play in the sand, look for shells but i would never let my youngster in the water, theres water theme parks for that shark free.

I went to high school in encinitas california and was always at moonlight beach and always went way far out in the water, i wouldnt do it now, that was back in the mid 70's. IF the childs in my care he/she not going in the water.



posted on Jun, 27 2005 @ 01:50 PM
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I saw a bull shark attack on a fisherman's leg as it took place. In literally three seconds of thrashing the guy's leg went from normal looking to just bone. I could just imagine what that shark did to that poor girl's body. I think I remember the news saying she and her friend were boogeyboarding. You have to go out farther for decent waves on the east and gulf coast because of the way the continental shelf is shaped. Any kind of surfing on the eastern and gulf shore of the U.S. is really pathetic and not worth the risk of a shark attack for sure.

Peace



posted on Jun, 27 2005 @ 03:08 PM
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Looks like there's been another one reported...
www.reuters.com...

This time, Cape San Blas - Which is pretty interesting....That's a beach that I frequent occasionally...

It's a popular beach for surfers due to the high waves....It's also a popular place for shark fishers to go - I've caught a few out there myself...

I usually swim on the Panama City side of the beach though....The water's much more clear and there's less of a drop off....

All the hype over these attacks really annoys me....Beaches get closed, people become petrified of the water...All the while, you're more likely to be injured by a toilet seat...or get struck by lightening....

Sharks are truly fascinating and beautiful creatures that command your respect and full attention when sharing the water with them....People who drift out too far, go swimming alone or have splash-wars in 10 feet of water really have no right to complain...



posted on Jun, 27 2005 @ 08:57 PM
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Originally posted by Hellmutt
And just a couple of days ago I heard about a 7-year-old girl getting eaten by a shark in New Zealand

The New Zealand Herald: NZ girl killed by shark in Vanuatu (from 23.06.05)




Ummmm... that's a New Zealand girl taken in Vanuatu. NZ sharks are generally harmless hammerheads and makos.

[edit on 27-6-2005 by MaskedAvatar]



posted on Jun, 28 2005 @ 08:44 AM
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Originally posted by MaskedAvatar
Ummmm... that's a New Zealand girl taken in Vanuatu. NZ sharks are generally harmless hammerheads and makos.
[edit on 27-6-2005 by MaskedAvatar]


MA, Hammerheads and Makos are very aggressive sharks. I know this because I do a lot of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico which is loaded with both.

Peace



posted on Jun, 28 2005 @ 05:00 PM
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That's all well and good, but what I said was the hammerheads and makos in New Zealand are harmless, to correct the mistaken notion that a New Zealand girl was eaten by a New Zealand shark.

Please keep your own sharks in the Gulf of Mexico or wherever.




posted on Jun, 29 2005 @ 09:09 AM
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Oh......I see now. Sorry. But you're welcome for the shark lesson none-the-less.


Peace



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