Shark attack in Cornwall: What happened to the snorkeler? Explained


Shark attack in Cornwall: What happened to the snorkeler? Explained

A snorkeler who was bitten in the leg during a possible shark attack off the coast of Cornwall received medical attention. Let’s see what happen to What happened to the snorkeler in detail

What happened to the snorkeler?

A snorkeler has mourned a suspected shark attack off the coast of Cornwall.

The snorkeler suffered a bite to the leg and required help from HM Coastguard and ambulance crews following the encounter near Penzance on Thursday.

The victim was bitten by a blue shark while on a snorkeling trip.

Blue Shark Snorkel Trips, the company that organized the tour, said such incidents were “extremely rare”.

What does the organizing tour company convey about the incident?

“As we know, these things can happen when we choose to interact with wild animals in their environment,” the company said in a report on its Facebook page.

“The final thing we want is to let speculation drive the media into a world of bad press for the sharks, under no fault of their own.

“We immediately passed our emergency response plan, with first aid on the person involved.

“Following guidance and examination from the coastguard, the person walked off the boat and received further treatment ashore.”

The firm also shared a statement from the victim, “Despite how the trip concluded, it was amazing to see such majestic creatures in the wild.

And I don’t for a second want this freak event to spoil the reputation of an already persecuted species.
“Wanted to thank everyone for their amazing actions.

According to the Wildlife Trusts. Blue sharks visit the UK during the summer months from the Caribbean.

Moreover, they are known to mainly feed on small fish and squid. But have been known to attack seabirds and other small sharks.

UK-based charity the Shark Trust states there have been no “unprovoked” shark bites in British waters since 1847.

HM Coastguard said: “HM Coastguard sent Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team to meet a snorkeler who suffered a suspected shark bite.

“The coastguard was notified just before 12.30 pm on Thursday. It is believed the swimmer mourned a leg injury.

“The coastguard team met the casualty at Penzance harbor to nurse with passing them into the care of the ambulance service.”

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