October 3, 2022

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A mask-and-snorkel trip turned tragic: a 10-year-old boy was amputated by a shark

On Saturday, the child was diving off a reef in Lou Key, Florida, when a shark, possibly a bulldog, bit his leg. A kitty has been opened online to help financially support his family, who will no doubt have to face substantial medical expenses.

The sea voyage turned tragic. As reported Le Figaro, a 10-year-old boy was attacked by a shark in Florida, USA on Saturday afternoon. The child was snorkelling at Lou Kee Reef when he was bitten on the leg by a shark, possibly a bulldog shark, a type of shark that can measure up to 4m and weigh 300kg.

According to our colleagues, the little one “miraculously clung to the floating foam stick and was saved by her family members with a tourniquet”. But the victim would have consequences: doctors had to amputate his leg below the knee. A kitty is opened on the Internet Providing financial support to the family of a young victim will undoubtedly face significant healthcare costs. Almost $63,000 has already been raised.

Although the risk of shark bites is low on New York State beaches, the number of attacks this summer has been unusually high. According to BFM TVSharks do not intentionally attack humans, but may confuse them with their usual prey.

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