Did anyone else see this? Is it the Information Age (better reporting)
or has the frequency of shark attacks increased proportional to time in
the water (TOW)?
Publication date: 2000-09-29
(KCBS and AP) --A close call today at the Mavericks surfing spot off
the San Mateo County coast when a shark attacked a surfer.
A San Mateo sheriff's Deputy says Paul Euwer was paddling on his
surfboard when the shark attacked this morning.
KCBS reporter Jenny Glick, at the surf spot, says Euwer told
authorities he was about a quarter mile off the shore when a ten-foot-
long great white shark hit his board. Then the shark bit down on the
board below his leg.
Euwer was unharmed and managed to paddle back to shore.
Authorities measured a bite radius on the surfboard of about 13 inches.
Glick says the attack doesn't appear to have stopped other surfers from
taking to the waves. Just hours after the attack, the ocean was full of
wetsuit clad surfers taking advantage of the high surf.
Surfer Dies in Shark Attack in Okinawa's
September 16, 2000
NAHA, Japan, Sept. 16 (Kyodo) -- A 21-year-old man died Saturday after
being attacked by a shark while surfing off Miyakojima Island in Okinawa
Prefecture, police said. Takayuki Miura, from Hirara on Miyakojima, was
dragged into the sea around 5 p.m. while surfing with friends about 30
meters off a Hirara beach, according to police. When rescuers arrived at
the scene, Miura was unconscious and his right arm was missing.
He died shortly after.2000 Kyodo News (C) Established 1945
JAWS' CAUGHT; SHARK KILLED 5
DAR ES SALAAM, September 28 (Xinhua)--A killer shark, which has taken
five lives away from the beaches here
has been killed, the police confirmed on Thursday.
A police officer with the Central Police Station of the city said that
the shark was killed by Hugo Lawick,
director of a Dar es Salaam-based private sports fishing company.
Since hearing loss of the lives caused by the shark's attack, Lawick, a
renowned marine hunter, decided to use
all his fishing experiences to kill the fish, said the officer.
He organized a six-man team and embarked on the hunting journey aboard a
special fishing boat on Wednesday. He
returned on Thursday morning with the killed shark.
However, according to the shark hunter, the number of the sharks in the
nearby waters is likely to grow, for
many of them, like the one he had just killed, are pregnant.