Despite Shark Attack, Woman Declares Undying Love For Sharks
A woman who was left bloodied after being attacked while swimming in Australia screamed that she still loved sharks as she was wheeled off into an ambulance on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old woman was swimming about 100 metres offshore when she was bitten on her lower left leg suffering cuts and a possible broken ankle.
But the woman who is reportedly working on a shark documentary was still determined to give the ocean predators the benefit of the doubt.
“I still love sharks,” she yelled to camera crews as she was wheeled past on a stretcher.
“Sharks are beautiful.”
Although the woman was in pain when paramedics arrived, she was stable, smiling and very happy, Queensland Ambulance paramedic Terry Cumming said.
“There were doctors on scene at Fitzroy Island and they provided first aid … She ended up with a possible fracture of the left lower ankle and some lacerations from the shark bite,” he said. “[At the time] she was relaxing [and swimming] on the island. She’s actually doing a shark documentary and it’s her day off today.”
There is doubt that the attack may not have been by a shark. Marine biologist Gareth Phillips said the fact that the woman’s injuries were relatively minor suggested it was unlikely to have been a shark that bit her, but probably some other large fish.
“If it was a shark it would have been a very small shark,” he said. “There’s a strong chance that it was a giant trevally or a red sea bass.”