Shark in the Water?
Attention residents of Cocoa Beach
Natives sure aren’t strangers to reports of shark attacks and many may not even flinch at the mention of the possibility. But it may be a growing threat that at least some attention should be paid:
On Monday April 10, 2017 two people were reportedly bitten by a shark in Melbourne Beach. The first was a young adult bitten on the hand and the second was a child. These happened in approximately 3ft. – 4ft. of water – so don’t think you’re 100% safe in the shallows!
This follows the beach being closed in Cocoa Beach on Sunday due to multiple shark sightings near shore. In addition, a New Smyrna Beach woman was bitten in the thigh while swimming late last week.
The headlines read “Possible shark bite.”
Since the shark in Melbourne Beach was not spotted after each bite officials are calling it “bitten by a toothy creature.”
The second victim, was a 10 year old girl that suffered a 6″ gash and was airlifted to the hospital.
These events won’t keep us out of the water – what about you?