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Teenage surfer killed by shark, 2nd in Australia in a week

Jul. 11, 2020 3:35 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A 17-year-old surfer died Saturday when he was mauled by a shark, the second fatal attack in a week and at least the fifth in Australia this year. Police said the teenager was surfing at Wooli Beach, near Grafton, about 600 kilometers (370 miles) north of Sydney in New South Wales state just...

In this image from a video, the covered body is placed on a cliff near Indian Head, Australia Saturday, July 4, 2020. A 20-year-old scuba diver died Saturday after being attacked by a shark off the coast of Australia’s Queensland state, authorities said. (AuBC/CHANNEL 7/CHANNEL 9 via AP)

Scuba diver killed in Australia shark attack

Jul. 4, 2020 5:47 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A 20-year-old scuba diver died Saturday after being attacked by a shark off the coast of Australia’s Queensland state, authorities said. The man was attacked at around 2 p.m. near Indian Head on the eastern side of Fraser Island. A doctor and nurse at the scene provided first aid until...

FILE - In this May, 22, 2019, file photo, a woman walks with her dogs at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, Mass., where a boogie boarder was bitten by a shark in 2018 and later died of his injuries. Cape Cod's beaches and towns may be quieter because of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, but officials are reminding visitors ahead of the July 4 holiday that the famous destination also remains a popular getaway for great white sharks. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Cape Cod officials warn of white sharks ahead of July Fourth

Jun. 29, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Cape Cod's beaches and towns may be quieter because of the coronavirus pandemic, but officials are reminding visitors ahead of the July Fourth holiday that the famous Massachusetts destination remains a popular getaway for other summertime travelers: great white sharks. Cape Cod...

Swimmer caught on video grabbing shark at Delaware beach

Jun. 25, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

LEWES, Del. (AP) — A swimmer in Delaware was caught on camera prying a shark’s mouth open with his hands this weekend in an effort to free it from a fishing hook. The video shows the man grabbing onto the shark at a beach in Cape Henlopen State Park. He went into the water to unhook it after another...

Shark bite leaves N. Carolina teen with 40 puncture wounds

Jun. 23, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. (AP) — A teenage boy received 40 puncture wounds to a leg after being bitten by a shark off North Carolina's Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Nick Arthur, 16, of Oak Ridge was bitten on the left leg Thursday, just yards off the beach on the Outer Banks, WTVD-TV reported Monday. Arthur...

In this image made from aerial video, a jet ski passes over a shark swimming along the coast of Kingscliff, New South Whales, Australia, Sunday, June 7, 2020. A 60-year-old surfer was attacked and killed by a 3-meter (10-foot) shark off the coast of northern New South Wales state on Sunday, Australian police said. (ABC/CH7/CH9 via AP)

10-foot great white shark kills surfer in Australia

Jun. 7, 2020 3:02 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A 60-year-old surfer was attacked and killed by a 3-meter (10-foot) great white shark off the coast of northern New South Wales state on Sunday, officials said. The man received a bite to the back of his thigh and was brought to the shore by other surfers who had fought off the shark, a surf...