Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Fisherman bitten by shark

The fishing harbour of Vueltas in Valle Gran Rey

A fisherman was bitten by a shark at sea about 22 miles off the harbour of Valle Gran Rey on La Gomera yesterday. The incident happened when the man in his thirties apparently had caught the shark by accident and was trying to get rid of it in the early morning. He received leg injuries and had to be transferred to La Gomera's hospital after having been treated first in the local health centre. He is said to be recovering well after his ordeal.
Shark bites generally are VERY RARE in these waters and this was just an isolated accident.

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