'Shocking visuals': Parasailing man attacked by shark; his foot bitten off

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  • The young man was para-gliding when the shark swam up to the surface to bite him.

  • He has undergone emergency surgery, but his condition is stable.

  • According to experts, sharks are quite rare in the region.

Man had his foot bitten by a shark - Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/The Sun
Shark bites off man's foot mid-air.
(Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/The Sun)

A man was bitten in the foot by a shark while paragliding in the Red Sea. According to information from The Sun, the boy is 37-years-old and has lived to tell the tale.

The incident took place in Aqaba, Jordan. The man was being pulled by a boat, while he was attached to a type of paraglider, when the shark came to the surface and bit him. The episode was filmed by a witness.

According to The Sun, the boy, whose identity was not disclosed, was rushed to a nearby military hospital. He has had broken bones, as well as several torn tendons and muscles, but is stable after undergoing surgery.

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The exact date of the accident is not known, but the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (Aseza) explained that a committee was formed to investigate a shark attack that took place last week.

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Sharks are rare in the region

According to experts, the man was unlucky, as sharks are very rare in the region. So said Mohammad Qatawneh, from the Aqaba International Dive Center.

“The shark attack has gained a lot of media attention. It really scared a lot of people, but it's something that can happen anywhere,” he declared. "I've been diving here for 20 years and it's the first I've heard of a shark attack."

This story first appeared in Yahoo News Brazil.

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