A Shark bit this women and still stuck to her arm even on the way to hospital

Shark attacks are sometimes a common occurrence in waters of Florida where victims have been known to be bitten in different places. But! Very recently one of the weirdest shark attacks happened when a woman was attacked while taking a dip in the sea. This predator shark attacked alright, but what happened after that was downright shocking. The shark didn’t let go!!


This woman was rushed to hospital with a live shark stuck to her arm as a sharp tooth latched on, like a clothespin. This shark although not very big just refused to relent. It had its jaws firmly shut into the woman’s arm.

1 The Weirdest Shark Attack As Reported By Witnesses

The incident happened in the coastal town of Boca Raton in Florida. When the 23-year-old woman was swimming, she was attacked by what is known as a Nurse Shark, common to the area. According to eye witness Bob Lemons, who works for Boca Raton fire rescue , it was the weirdest shark attack he had ever seen because even though the woman was clearly out of the water when rescuers reached her, the shark was still dangling from her hand.


While the woman was rushed to the hospital by paramedics, the shark, almost two feet long was still stuck to her arm. The scene was no doubt shocking and horrifying to witnesses and passersby as this could well be the first incident of its kind in Florida.

Weirdest Shark Attack As Reported By Witnesses

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2 The Best Way to Avoid Shark Attacks is to Leave Them Alone

Usually Nurse Shark attacks are quite rare as they are common to the waters of Florida and people tend to swim close to sharks without realizing it. It was possible that this particular shark felt threatened by the woman’s presence and boy he definitely seemed angry too after that.

According to Lemon, the best way to reduce the damage done by a shark attack is to stay still as the shark will release its bite. Nurse sharks can’t penetrate deeply and their teeth are sharp as razors. The only way to avoid a shark attack is not to venture out into the vicinity prone to have sharks present and leaving them alone.

Nurse Shark attacks are quite rare

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3 Struggling for Life yet it Didn’t Let Her Hand Go

Although beachgoers tried struggling with the shark by pulling on its tail, its jaws seemed too strong to let go.


Another eye witness, Shlomo Jacob told reporters he could actually see the shark struggling for life, yet it was stuck to her arm and didn’t release its bite. Nurse sharks have the ability to breathe by pumping out water from their gills and this is what could have kept the shark alive while clutching on to the woman’s hand. The woman had to be given oxygen perhaps due to the trauma of her condition and was sped away in an ambulance to Boca Raton regional hospital. She was soon stabilized and thankfully did not lose too much blood according to hospital sources.

Shark bite on women's wrist

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