Third shark attack in one week - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Third shark attack in one week

July 1, 2005

Boca Grande, Fla. -  A shark bit an Austrian tourist on the ankle today as the man stood in chest-deep water in the Gulf of Mexico off Boca Grande in southwest Florida.

Nineteen-year-old Armin Projer was airlifted by helicopter to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers, where he is in good condition.

Paramedics say the wound was consistent with a shark bite and witnesses said they saw the shark. The man was bitten near the lighthouse at Gasparilla Island Beach. The beach has NOT been closed to swimmers.

Two other young people have been bitten since Saturday in gulf waters off Florida. Today's bite happened far from the others,  about 280 miles south of where 16-year-old Craig Hutto was bitten on Monday.

Hutto, who is from Tennessee, lost his leg in an attack off Cape San Blas in the Panhandle.

Last Saturday a 14-year-old Louisiana girl was killed when she was bitten near Destin.

 Experts believe bull sharks attacked both teens in the Florida Panhandle. The type of shark involved in the Boca Grande attack isn't known.

 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    Monday, September 11 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-09-11 07:27:29 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-09-12 06:42:09 GMT
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
  • Rodent renders Bainbridge powerless

    Rodent renders Bainbridge powerless

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:16 PM EDT2017-09-22 16:16:54 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    A city-wide power outage left Bainbridge without power when a squirrel got into the substation and tripped breakers. 

    More >>

    A city-wide power outage left Bainbridge without power when a squirrel got into the substation and tripped breakers. 

    More >>
  • President Carter honored with GSW Presidential Plaza dedication

    President Carter honored with GSW Presidential Plaza dedication

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:40 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:40:11 GMT

    Dedication of Georgia Southwestern State University's "Presidential Plaza"  is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at the Wheatley Administration Building Lawn, on the Georgia Southwestern State campus in Americus. This new area on campus serves as the centerpiece to the University's signature entrance.  The west or front side of the plaza features a set of planted hedges that spell "GSW." The east or plaza side includes a mounted hand signature in cement from Pre...

    More >>

    Dedication of Georgia Southwestern State University's "Presidential Plaza"  is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at the Wheatley Administration Building Lawn, on the Georgia Southwestern State campus in Americus. This new area on campus serves as the centerpiece to the University's signature entrance.  The west or front side of the plaza features a set of planted hedges that spell "GSW." The east or plaza side includes a mounted hand signature in cement from Pre...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly