Aug 21 2013

Another Shark Attack in Hawaii – Teen Surfer Attacked by Shark

Another shark attack in Hawaii, 2nd shark attack this week, a teenage surfer’s legs were bit by a shark just days after a female German tourist was attacked while snorkeling. The first shark attack happened in Maui, Hawaii while the surfer was attacked in Hilo, Hawaii.

Second Shark Attack in Same Week in Hawaii

Also in Today’s Wildlife news, 40 pythons were found in a motel and a black bear was caught on film after it broke into a house in Florida.

Last weeks shark attack victim, the German tourist, has been identified as Jana Lutterropp. The 20 year old had her arm bitten off by an unidentified shark while snorkeling.

It was a 57 year old gym teacher from California, Rick Moore, who came to her rescue putting on flippers and swam over 300 feet into the ocean after hearing her screams. Blood was all over the water when he made it out to her as he risked getting attacked himself and he brought her back to shore.

Jimmy Napeahi shark victim

Jimmy Napeahi

On Sunday marked the 9th shark attack in Hawaii this year as 16 year old surfer, Jimmy Napeahi, suffered severe leg injuries as an 8 foot grey colored shark bit him while riding a wave just southeast of Hilo.

A nearby surfer witness the attack as he saw the large shark come after Jimmy from behind. The shark attack was unusual as it came at 1:30pm, a time of day that is usually safe for surfers.

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