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Death in Cocos from shark attack

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by BDSC, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. BDSC

    BDSC Solo Diver

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    I just received word there was a death in Cocos today. Tiger shark attack is what I was told. Don’t really know anything more other than the liveaboard is on the way back. Don’t know which outfit.
     
  2. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Is this it?

    US Tourist Dies As a Result of A Shark Attack in Isla del Coco Costa Rica - Costa Rica Star News
     
  3. BDSC

    BDSC Solo Diver

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    That’s it.
     
  4. drrich2

    drrich2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    A terrible tragedy. The article makes it sound like tiger sharks are more prone to attack humans than I believe to be the case. Yes, a very small minority have, as is true with dogs and horses.

    Richard.
     
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  5. mmmbelows

    mmmbelows Regular of the Pub

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    You mean like pitbulls (tiger sharks) versus hound dogs (nurse shark)
     
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  6. mmmbelows

    mmmbelows Regular of the Pub

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  7. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Divemaster

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    I have a friend that works for the Undersea Hunter group. I’ll shoot them a message and see if they have any more information.
     
  8. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Wow. I was at Cocos last March, we got just a brief glimpse of a Tiger Shark on one dive. Frightening story, I would not have thought it.
     
  9. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Manta Ray

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    Very disturbing. I feel horrible for the victim and her family. Really hits home.

    I was just looking at a Sea Hunter’s trip to Cocos yesterday.
     
  10. BDSC

    BDSC Solo Diver

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    Saw my first tiger shark there last year. It will be interesting to hear the DM’s account assuming he shares it.
     

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