UK’s Cornish coast sees shark attack in 175 years

 Wednesday, August 3, 2022 


A Snorkeller gets injured while swimming through the Cornish coast in the UK. The attack occurred in Penzance on Thursday. It is highly suspected that it is a Shark attack. The snorkeller was snorkelling through the coast of Cornwall in southwestern England.

The woman has been rescued by Her Majesty’s Coastguard. This attack is believed to be the first shark attack in these waters. A similar attack has been seen last in 1874.
In the last 175 years, there have not been any shark bites according to the UK charitable organization.

The HM coast guard offered assistance right from the moment the woman was rescued. The Blue Shark Snorkel tips have stated that these types of occurrences are extremely rare these days. They added these activities can turn extremely dangerous without proper investigation.

They involved that the person received first aid and could walk in the boat. They also said that she received further medical treatment from the emergency management once they reached the shore.

The tour organizer has stated that despite how the event ended, it would be a shame to tarnish the reputation of these wild animals. The team also showed a significant amount of enthusiasm over the matter that these animals are showing up. However, they alerted the team that it is necessary to be more careful when co-existing is happening.

Till date, the USA has the highest annual number of shark bite cases. A total of 47 bites have been reported from 2021. Findings sharks in British waters is a rare incident. The occurrence might be an effect of the pandemic as most of the beaches have been empty of tourists.

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