Sunday, September 20, 2015

New Zealand Zookeeper Fatally Attacked by Sumatran Tiger

A veteran New Zealand zookeeper was attacked and killed by a Sumatran tiger Sunday inside the animal's enclosure.

Police said they were called to the Hamilton Zoo at 11 a.m. after reports that 43-year-old Samantha Kudeweh had been attacked by one of the zoo's five tigers. Police said she died at the scene.

The zoo asked all visitors to leave and said it was closing its doors until Thursday. Authorities are investigating to determine exactly what happened.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Man Used Phone to Call 911 After Bear Mauled Him in Alaska

A 62-year-old man used his cellphone to call 911 after he was mauled by a bear while walking a neighbor's dog in Alaska woods, authorities said Monday.

Danny High of Funny River, Alaska, was in intensive care at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said his family doesn't want details released about his injuries.
High didn't have a gun or bear spray when he was attacked Sunday, authorities said.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Man Killed by Shark While Diving off Australian Coast

HOBART, Australia — Jul 25, 2015, 11:30 AM ET

A woman watched her father being mauled to death by a large shark on Saturday while the pair were diving off the Australian island state of Tasmania, police said.
The adult woman had returned to their boat with scallops that the pair had collected then became concerned that her father, in his late 40s, had not surfaced after her, Inspector David Wiss told reporters in the state capital of Hobart.
"His daughter became worried and went down and checked on her father," Wiss said. "She saw a very large shark. She saw her father being attacked by the shark."
The attack happened off the east coast near where a 4 1/2-meter-long (15-foot-long) great white shark was seen on Friday, government ranger Peter Lingard told The Examiner newspaper.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Shark bite on swimmer is latest in series of such attacks along Carolinas coast

(CNN)At least five reported shark attacks this month have swimmers proceeding with caution as they head to coastal beaches in North and South Carolina.

In the latest incident, a beach outing in North Carolina took a harrowing turn Saturday afternoon when a 17-year-old boy was attacked by a shark.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

10-Year-Old Boy Bitten by Shark in Florida

Just days after two teenagers suffered vicious shark bites at North Carolina beaches, yet another shark attack was reported today -- this time in central Florida.

Around 1 p.m. today, a 10-year-old boy was swimming in shallow water in Daytona Beach Shores when he was bitten by what appeared to be a small shark, according to Capt. Tamra Marris of Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue.

The boy suffered minor lacerations to his calf. He was treated and released at the scene, Marris said.

Monday, June 15, 2015

May 30, 2015: Double Shark Attack in One Day in Florida

May 30, 2015: Sharks struck beach goers twice in a single day in Florida.

One attack happened to a 19-year-old woman in waist-deep water in New Smyrna when a shark bit her foot, according to Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue. ABC affiliate WFTV reported that the injury was minor and that the woman was treated on site.

ABC News: Two Teens Mauled in Separate Shark Attacks at North Carolina Beach

Two teenagers were mauled in separate shark attacks on the same stretch of North Carolina beach Sunday, both suffering life-threatening injuries, local officials said.

A 13-year-old girl lost a part of her arm when she was bitten by a shark in an attack that occurred around 4:40 p.m. in Oak Island, a town about 30 miles south of Wilmington, according to Brunswick County officials.

The girl lost part of her left arm and and may lose her left leg