06/28/2005: Summer Tales of My Nightmares...
Yipes: Just say "Selachophobia" and these Shark Stories are just multipying:
Boy loses leg in 2nd shark attack in 3 days by Bill Kaczor (Associated Press):
" PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- A boy fishing in waist-deep water Monday was critically injured in the second shark attack on a teenager along the Florida Panhandle in three days.
Craig Hutto, 16, of Lebanon, Tenn., was taken to Bay Medical Center in Panama City, where his leg was amputated. He was listed in critical condition but was expected to recover, a hospital spokeswoman said.
The boy was attacked off Cape San Blas, a popular vacation destination about 80 miles southeast of the Destin area, where Jamie Marie Daigle of Gonzales, La., was killed by a shark on Saturday. She was 14.
Erich Ritter of the Shark Attack Institute said the girl probably was attacked by a 6-foot bull shark, based on measurements of the bite wound. He said it was unlikely the same shark was responsible for Monday's attack.
The boy was fishing with two friends when the shark bit him in the right thigh, nearly severing his leg, Gulf County Sheriff's Capt. Bobby Plair said.
The three then tried to wrestle the shark off the boy, hitting it in the nose several times. The teen was pulled ashore by his friends, and a doctor who happened to be nearby began treatment before the boy was taken to the hospital..."
Karen on 06.28.05 @ 03:03 PM CST