Last week’s closure of a popular beach in New York in the wake of an incident involving a shark attack left a woman in the hospital in serious condition.
According to sources quoted by a New York media outlet, the lady suffered the loss of twenty pounds of flesh due to the horrible bite. The news organization has received a picture that reveals a sizable portion of her left thigh was removed. She was extracted from the water by lifeguards from the park, and first aid was provided.
After the event at Rockaway Beach, the lifeguards removed all bathers from the ocean, and the New York Police Department conducted a helicopter search of the area after the incident, but they did not find any sharks.
According to the authorities, the lady was taken to Jamaica Hospital by emergency medical services in a severe condition. The sources said later that her condition had stabilized.
The recent shark activity will force the New York City Fire Department and the NYPD to conduct overhead surveillance of the beach to detect sharks.
Officials from New York City had said up until the evening of Monday that there had been no instances of shark bites on Rockaway Beach in a while.
Between the years 2012 and 2021, there were a total of 761 shark attacks reported across the globe, of which 60 were fatal.
According to the statistics compiled by the International Shark Attack File (ISAF), Volusia County in Florida was the place that saw the most incidents of shark attacks between the years 2012 and 2021.
According to shark specialist Richard Peirce, due to decreased visibility and recognition capacity on the part of the shark, a significant number of attacks on humans are the result of a case of mistaken identity.
Volusia County, which contains the internationally renowned Daytona Beach, is infamous for being the shark-biting capital of the planet. A hub of shark activity may be found at New Smyrna Beach, which is located immediately to the south of the city.