Another Brave White Man, Dies In The Ocean


A kite surfer died from his injuries after a shark attack at a South Florida beach.
The Martin County Sheriff's Office said a lifeguard first saw the man in distress about 500 yards from shore Wednesday near Stuart, on the Atlantic coast. The lifeguard paddled out and found sharks encircling 38-year-old Stephen Howard Schafer.

The lifeguard put Schafer on his rescue board and paddled back to shore. Paramedics took Schafer to a hospital, where he later died.
Research scientist Grant Gilmore told The Palm Beach Post the attackers were likely juvenile great white sharks.

Several thousand sharks have been spotted along the coast in South Florida recently. Lifeguards closed a Palm Beach County beach last weekend, after fishermen caught a 10-foot long hammerhead shark.


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