On a popular New York beach, a shark attacked a Ukrainian woman: the victim is in critical condition
On August 7, at Rockaway Beach in Queens, a shark attacked an emigrant from Odessa. A woman was standing in the water on a beach near 59th Street when the shark bit her on the back of her left thigh, according to ABC News. After that, the woman fell into the water. This is not the first shark attack this summer, but the first shark attack on Rockaway Beach since 1953.
The shark caused a serious injury to the victim, the rescuers quickly pulled the woman ashore, and the police applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding. The condition of 65-year-old Tatyana Koltunyuk, an emigrant from Ukraine, is now stable, but she was admitted to the hospital in critical condition, doctors said.
⚡️On the beach of New York, a shark attacked a Ukrainian emigrant, reports The New York Post.
This incident was the first shark attack on this beach since 1953. According to the publication, 65-year-old Tetyana Koltuniuk, a native of Odesa, suffered serious injuries, losing… pic.twitter.com/mAIy1VNUL5
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Police used a helicopter to search the area, but no sharks were found. The Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks) said in a statement that shark bites are extremely rare on Rockaway Beach. Immediately after the attack, rescuers ordered everyone to leave the water.
The department also said that Rockaway Beach will be closed on Tuesday, August 8 as a precaution. Parks officers and the NYPD will be on patrol, while the fire department and police will conduct aerial surveillance to monitor for sharks.
The non-profit ocean research group OCEARCH provides public data on shark migration. The organization attaches electronic trackers to each shark and gives it a name. In this way, OCEARCH tracks the annual migration and movement patterns of sharks. If you want to keep track of predators, then you can watch the movement of sharks on the OCEARCH Shark Tracker.
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