BREAKING NEWS With shark attack number 23 on an unidentified surfer Sunday, Volusia County has set the record for the most shark attacks in one year, breaking the previous record of 22 bites in the year 2001 (for which Volusia County was given the dubious distinction of being the Shark Attack Capital of the World.) The (currently) unidentified man was surfing just south … [Read more...]
Zero Coverage of Volusia County Shark Attacks in 2008
Mark Lane asks the same questions we've been asking for weeks here at The Fear Beneath; with a record-tying 22 shark attacks in Volusia County this year, where is the media? Have they suspended their coverage of shark attacks as a public safety issue? When Volusia County sets the record for shark attacks in a single year, will the news media finally wake up? Mark points out … [Read more...]
Volusia County: 22 Shark Attacks In ONE YEAR!
Everyone is reporting the same AP-style blurb, so here goes: ORMOND-BY-THE-SEA In Volusia County, a tourist from Tennessee has become the 22nd shark bite victim of 2008 -- tying the previous county record set in 2001. The Volusia Beach patrol says it looked like a 2- or 3-foot juvenile shark bit the unidentified man, 32, Sunday just before noon. The man was swimming … [Read more...]
Volusia County Beach Safety: No Comment?
After shark attack #18 in Volusia County this year, we called out the government in Volusia County and New Smyrna Beach. Now, after attack #19 and the fourth shark attack in New Smyrna Beach in thirteen days, we're requesting some accountability or at the least, an explanation. Is anything being done to address an issue that's clearly a problem? The following email was … [Read more...]
FOUR SHARK ATTACKS IN TWO WEEKS: NEW SMYRNA BEACH!!!
New Smyrna Beach continues to earn its reputation as the Shark Attack Capital of the World NEW SMYRNA BEACH An off-duty 19-year-old lifeguard was bitten on the foot Thursday by a shark in the waters off New Smyrna Beach, officials said. Thomas Gold was surfing when he was bitten on his left foot, said Scott Petersohn of Volusia County Beach Patrol. Gold suffered … [Read more...]