Terrifying situation In the Caribbean, a tiger shark was spotted minutes after mauling a tourist to death and ripping a chunk from his leg

Terrifying situation In the Caribbean, a tiger shark was spotted minutes after mauling a tourist to death and ripping a chunk from his leg

Terrifying situation In the Caribbean, a tiger shark was spotted minutes after mauling a tourist to death and ripping a chunk from his leg

Terrifying situation In the Caribbean, a tiger shark was spotted minutes after mauling a tourist to death and ripping a chunk from his leg

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An Italian tourist was killed by a tiger shark that tore a chunk out of his leg in a terrifying attack.

After being bitten by the eight-foot beast while swimming in the Caribbean, Antonio Roseto Degli Abruzzi died of blood loss.

The 56-year-old was on his way to San Andres, a picturesque Colombian island noted for its stunning white beaches and ideal snorkeling conditions.

Before he was rushed to the hospital, the man was photographed lying on his back with a large portion of his right leg removed and blood streaming from the incision.

He went into hypovolemic shock as a result of the massive blood loss caused by the bite.

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It’s the first shark attack on the Caribbean island, according to reports.

The assault was attributed to a tiger shark, which is second only to the great white shark in terms of reported fatal events involving humans, despite the fact that they are still extremely rare.

Videos circulating on social media show two largely nocturnal hunters suspected of being engaged in Friday’s tragedy swimming in the clear water where the Italian tourist drowned.

Rodrigo Lopez, a marine biologist, stated: “Anyone are quite concerned about what has occurred, and they are refusing to allow people to enter the sea.

“The man who was assaulted was a good swimmer who had been in the sea for quite some time, according to a witness, and when he ventured further out a second time after returning to the beach, he began shouting for help and was surrounded.

“He was on his own,” said Mauricio Valdonado, who risked his life swimming out to bring the tourist back to land.

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“There are diving programs with professionals in which sharks pass nearby, but nothing has ever happened,” a spokesman for the island government stated.

 

Mirla Zambrano, a 50-year-old diving instructor, added: “We’re all a little taken aback. In San Andres, this is the first time a shark has attacked a tourist.”

La Piscinita, or Little Swimming Pool in English, receives its name from the calm water and the rock formation that gives it the appearance of a natural pool surrounded by cliffs.

On Tripadvisor, visitors describe it as a “wonderful area to swim with the fish.”

After a recent trip, one person said: “This is a fantastic location. A nice site to jump in and enjoy a moment in the water because the water is quite clear and warm.”

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Tiger sharks are the world’s fourth largest shark species.

They are fast hunters, reaching speeds of up to 20 mph, and a mother can have anywhere from 10 to 82 kids in a single litter.

Their teeth are so sharp and powerful that they may pierce a marine turtle or clam’s shell.

They are distinguished by the dark verticle stripes on their backs and consume a variety of prey, though human attacks are extremely rare.

Humans have hunted tiger sharks for their fins, cartilage, and oil for thousands of years.

They are not, however, in danger at this time.

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San Andres, located about 470 miles north of the Colombian peninsula, is a Colombian territory with historical ties to the United Kingdom.

In the 17th century, English settlers from Barbados and England arrived in San Andres and the neighboring island of Providence.

Sir Henry Morgan, a Welsh pirate, used it as a base of operations in 1670.

The islands were in English possession until 1787, following a failed Spanish assault in 1635.

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