17-year-old shark attack survivor describes her battle with the beast

Addison Bethea was out hunting for scallops in the waters off Keaton Beach, Florida, on Thursday when a shark latched onto her flesh.

“I didn’t really know exactly what to do, but I knew that with sharks you’re supposed to punch them in the nose to get them off of you, and I couldn’t get around to punch him in the nose,” the 17-year-old told CNN. “So I just started socking it in the face and then poked its eyes and I tried to latch it off me with my fingers, and then it bit my hand.”  Read More …..

NY Orders Enhanced Shark Patrols on Long Island Beaches Amid Series of Encounters

New York state has ordered enhanced shark patrols at Long Island State Park beaches after a series of recent encounters left lifeguards, surfers and swimmers gashed on some of the South Shore’s most popular stretches of sand.

Three people were attacked at the same beach — Smith Point County Park, a Fire Island barrier beach — within a 10-day span last week, leading to multiple but temporary closures of swimming areas. None of the injuries was life-threatening, but a number of the people who discovered their skin torn after feeling pain needed stitches to close their wounds.  Read More ……

SHARKS UPDATED 11:02 A.M. Long Island Shark-Attack Story Is Summer News at Its Finest

If you’re a New Yorker looking to squeeze every drop of enjoyment out of summer 2022, I have two recommendations for you. First, get this rechargeable mosquito-repeller; I’m a chronic mosquito victim, but I’ve yet to get a bite while using it. Second, start following the news about the shark attacks and sightings off the coast of Long Island.  Read More ……

A rise in reported shark attacks has beach goers and officials concerned. Here’s what to know.

A 16-year-old surfer was bitten by a shark Wednesday afternoon — becoming the sixth Long Island beachgoer to experience a shark attack this summer.

The teenager was able to walk out of the water after being bitten about 60 feet offshore at Kismet Beach on Fire Island, authorities said, with a four-inch laceration on his foot.  Read more …..