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I've participated in over 200 shark feeds with my former employer (while I generally disdain the practice, I always felt the guests would be safer with me in the water than with me out of the water), but never saw anyone come close to getting bit during a feed. I just read the following article:
Man, 50, bit by shark while diving
By Macollvie Jean-François | Sun-Sentinel.com
2:32 PM EST, February 24, 2008
Digg Del.icio.us Facebook Fark Google Newsvine Reddit Yahoo Print Reprints Text size: FORT LAUDERDALE - A shark bit man diving in the ocean Sunday, prompting a hasty mayday call to the U.S. Coast Guard to come hoist him to a hospital Sunday, the federal agency said.
The victim, 50, was diving about 50 miles east of Fort Lauderdale beach when the shark bit him about 10 a.m., Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer Nick Ameen said. A crewmember aboard the 70-foot Sheerwater, a commercial diving vessel, put in the mayday call to the Coast Guard.
The agency immediately launched its HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter, Ameen said. The rescue crew hoisted the man off the boat and flew him to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami for treatment, Ameen said.
Ameen did not yet know where on his body the man was bitten, his condition, nor what he was diving to find.
The Sheerwater is homeported in Riviera Beach.
Anyone hear of any specific details? I'm very curious is this was a feed or not. Thanks!
On the Explorer out of Exuma, we stopped off at a site that other Ops use for feeds. We circled around the bucket as if, but that Op doesn't feed - the fish didn't fall for it. Did get a few pics of them on the adjacent reef, tho