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Monday, October 3, 2022

11-year-old boy bitten by shark in Florida has part of his leg amputated

Miami An 11-year-old boy snorkeling in the Florida Keys was bitten by a shark and needed to be rushed to hospital where part of his leg had to be amputated, the second time a limb had been amputated due to a shark attack. state.

Jameson Reader Jr. He was snorkeling with his family last Saturday on a shallow reef in the Florida Keys, in the far south of the state, when he was attacked by what is believed to be an 8.2-foot bull shark, according to his uncle. Joshua Reederin social networks.

The shark bit the juvenile just below the knee, causing severe bleeding; but, “miraculously, despite the pain and cries for help, he managed to stay afloat”his uncle said.

The family pulled the boy out of the water, put him on a boat and put a tourniquet on his leg to stop the bleeding, local media reported on Monday.

Coincidentally, In a nearby boat was a female nurse who provided first aid to the minor. before being airlifted to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, where doctors had no choice but to amputate part of his leg.

“They had to amputate part of his leg just below the knee to save his life, as it was inoperable due to the damage caused by the shark.”Joshua Reeder commented on his Facebook post.

The boy’s uncle noted that his nephew “did not have surgery and is resting, and now he has learned the story of what happened to him.”

This is the second leg amputation of a minor in just two months in Florida.

June 30 last year Addison BetheaA 17-year-old man survived a shark attack on Keaton Beach in the northwestern state but suffered a partial leg amputation, as did Jameson Reeder.

According to the Tracking Sharks page, As of August 8 this year, 57 shark bites have been recorded in the world, 6 of them fatal.

In the United States, with 31 reported shark attacks, Florida is the state with the most reported cases (18), followed by New York (6) and South Carolina (3), according to the organization.

The International Shark Attack File (ISAF), a division of the University of Florida that is considered the world’s top authority on the subject, released its annual report last January, saying nine people died in 2021 due to “unprovoked” attacks. shark bites.

There were 28 cases in Florida in 2021, representing 38% of that year’s total worldwide, with a total of 73 unprovoked cases, of which nine were fatal and 39 were provoked.

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