Shark assaults swimmer in sea off Majorca as council orders seashores to be closed
A swimmer has been attacked by a blue shark off the coast of Spain after the animal reportedly grew to become ‘confused’.
Native media studies that the shark collided with the bather at Rabdells Seaside earlier than sinking its tooth into his foot.
The person was reportedly standing in shallower water when the shark collided with its leg.
The seashore is within the Oliva municipality, on the east coast of the Spanish mainland – with the islands of Ibiza, Majoca, Menorca and Formentera instantly to the east.
Council chiefs ordered seashores alongside the coast to be closed whereas an investigation came about.
The assault occurred on Thursday afternoon as the person reportedly stood in a shallower space of water off the Spanish coast.
Consultants say that the animal had turn out to be ‘disoriented’ because it swam across the coast earlier than it sunk its tooth into the person’s foot.
Oliva City Council closed the seashores of Rabdells, Aigua Blanca and Aigua Mota – a stretch of shoreline round three miles lengthy – as a preventative measure whereas the shark remained in close by waters.
Jaime Penadés, a marine biologist, stated that people don’t kind a part of a blue shark’s food regimen.
‘These species don’t need something from us, they’re searching for fish, not folks,’ Penadés is quoted as saying within the Majorca Every day Bulletin.
He added that the shark assault brought about a ‘tear’ to the person’s foot that might have been ‘extra severe’ in different circumstances.
The seashores had been re-opened on Friday following the assault after native specialists, well being authorities, native police and the Guardia Civil – one among Spain’s nationwide police forces – had been sure the animal not posed a menace.