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July 2 There have been 3 serious shark attacks in Florida in the last few days. The 1st attack was on June 25th, 2005 and 14-year-old Jamie Marie Daigle of Gonzales, La., died from her injuries after her left leg was mutilated by a 6-foot bull shark. Two days later, on June 27th, 2005, Craig Hutto was fishing in waist deep water when he was attacked by another bull shark. Craig (who is only 16) survived but he had to have his right leg amputated. Most recently, on July 1st, a 19-year-old Austrian tourist was attacked by a shark along Florida’s Gulf Coast.
The shark attack capital of the United States is New Smyrna, Fla., sort of, according to the International Shark Attack File. The beach is in a county that has logged 210 attacks on humans.
SAM WOLFE Correspondent Grant Gilmore, a shark researcher, talks about the bite marks typical of a tiger shark while speaking about the recent shark attack that killed kiteboarder Stephen Howard Schafer in Martin County on Wednesday.
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