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KaRiSsA
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Would you let your child...

...swim in the water in Florida where the girl got attacked and killed by the shark?Chat Icon On the news yesterday they had the exact area where it happened w/ kids playing in the water!Chat Icon I wouldn't let myself or my child get in that water.Chat Icon

Posted 6/27/05 11:59 AM
 
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Re: Would you let your child...

Ummmmm...not a chance!!!!!!!!!Chat Icon

Posted 6/27/05 12:01 PM
 

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Re: Would you let your child...

Def. not!! I wouldn't even want to swim in that water..

Posted 6/27/05 12:05 PM
 

Lichi
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Re: Would you let your child...

Not only was that were the teen got mauled, but apparently, yesterday there was another (or the same one) shark roaming the same beach:
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To answer... I WOULDN'T even go in! Chat Icon

Posted 6/27/05 12:12 PM
 

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Re: Would you let your child...

No! They were pretty far out there, I think and they were warned before...Chat Icon

Posted 6/27/05 12:13 PM
 

Kelly
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Re: Would you let your child...

Posted by Lichi

Not only was that were the teen got mauled, but apparently, yesterday there was another (or the same one) shark roaming the same beach:
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To answer... I WOULDN'T even go in! Chat Icon



It doesn't look like these people are 'swimming.'

Shark attacks can happen anywhere/anytime. (Just like anything else.)

Posted 6/27/05 12:16 PM
 

Lichi
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Re: Would you let your child...

Posted by Kelly

Posted by Lichi

Not only was that were the teen got mauled, but apparently, yesterday there was another (or the same one) shark roaming the same beach:
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To answer... I WOULDN'T even go in! Chat Icon



It doesn't look like these people are 'swimming.'

Shark attacks can happen anywhere/anytime. (Just like anything else.)

Of course they're not swimming... who would actually go in at that beach with a shark roaming?

Posted 6/27/05 12:22 PM
 

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Re: Would you let your child...

I saw what I am talking about on the news yesteday and they were in the water.

Posted 6/27/05 12:32 PM
 

Kelly
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Re: Would you let your child...

So, I'm confused.

Posted 6/27/05 12:45 PM
 

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Re: Would you let your child...

Posted by Kelly

So, I'm confused.


Karissa wasn't talking about the pic.

She was talking about on the news where it did show people back in the water after the attack!
I saw it too ....

AND NO! i would not. But i would allow my child back in the water.

Shark attacks are very low

Posted 6/27/05 12:48 PM
 

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Re: Would you let your child...

It's a load of crap about people swimming in the water yesterday the news must have just found they few people who decided to break the law or who wanted to be on TV or it could have been at a beach that was 21 miles away. I live 40 miles from the beach over at Navarre Beach on the GulfCoast. The attach happened at Miramar Beach the beaches for 20 miles around Miramar were cleared after the attack to that little girl so no one was swimming.

I know one of the pictures that is circuling the internet (may be the one post on this but I doubt it) was a shot taken by a man on the 10th floor of a condo of the shark after the surfers were trying to save the little girl and had already punched the shark in the nose to have it retreat. Shots of a shark off the beach could easily be doctored and from what we heard from friends in the Coast Guard here the shark never got that close to the beachfront..

Basically sharks in our water are common, they aren't Great Whites like Jaws that are Bull Sharks (or something like that) and they normally stay very very far out. My husband flys over the GulfCoast all the time and see sharks but normally they do their thing and the swimmers do their own and in most cases the swimmers don't even see the sharks at all, my husband can because he is in the air and again it isn't common for these sharks to attack.



Walton County which is where the attack occured never had an attack prior to this which in my opinion is pretty darn good. My county which is Santa Rosa has had a few in its history but the latest was about 4 years ago and some dumbass Father was chumming in the water and allowed his young son to play in the water where he was chumming, a shark swam up and bite his son... but honestly that attack wasen't a suprise and the Father should have known better since he provoked the attack himself.

There has been sharks spotted up in NJ and even up close to LI but people still swim. We have family coming down this week and I plan on taking them to our beach. IMO it's just like driving a car. There is a chance you could have an accident and be injured or killed but odds are that you will make it safely, people do get struck by lightening during storms but that doesn't stop people from being out during them... so why not go to the beach... the odds are in your favor that you will be perfectly fine.

Mirimar Beach is also super close to Destin and Sandestin if there were people that snuck back into the water they are just the crazy people who are probably on vacation and paid good money to enjoy themselves and figured they were going in..


Here is an article.. he also mentioned the attack on the young boy.. but not about his dad chumming

Message edited 6/27/2005 1:01:03 PM.

Posted 6/27/05 12:48 PM
 

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Re: Would you let your child...

Also I'm no fool.. we also have dolphins at our beaches. My rule of thumb is if you see the dolphins you swim by them. Normally where their are dolphins you are safe from sharks.

Posted 6/27/05 12:50 PM
 

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Re: Would you let your child...

Posted by -Laurie-

Also I'm no fool.. we also have dolphins at our beaches. My rule of thumb is if you see the dolphins you swim by them. Normally where their are dolphins you are safe from sharks.


I think that not allowing your child back in the water after a shark attack is a natural protective response.

Nobosy said it was a great white. I believe they are not sure of the type of shark it was but they are guessing it is a bull shar which are more agressive and can be found in shallower waters, in particular common to this area.

But IMO this goes for most shark attacks....They think they are going after seals....The girl was on a boogie board and that looks like a seal to a shark.

It is unfortunate but i would allow my child to go swimming again.

Posted 6/27/05 1:02 PM
 

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Re: Would you let your child...

I don't think so!!!

Posted 6/27/05 1:04 PM
 

KaRiSsA
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Re: Would you let your child...

Posted by -Laurie-

It's a load of crap about people swimming in the water yesterday the news must have just found they few people who decided to break the law or who wanted to be on TV or it could have been at a beach that was 21 miles away. I live 40 miles from the beach over at Navarre Beach on the GulfCoast. The attach happened at Miramar Beach the beaches for 20 miles around Miramar were cleared after the attack to that little girl so no one was swimming.

I know one of the pictures that is circuling the internet (may be the one post on this but I doubt it) was a shot taken by a man on the 10th floor of a condo of the shark after the surfers were trying to save the little girl and had already punched the shark in the nose to have it retreat. Shots of a shark off the beach could easily be doctored and from what we heard from friends in the Coast Guard here the shark never got that close to the beachfront..

Basically sharks in our water are common, they aren't Great Whites like Jaws that are Bull Sharks (or something like that) and they normally stay very very far out. My husband flys over the GulfCoast all the time and see sharks but normally they do their thing and the swimmers do their own and in most cases the swimmers don't even see the sharks at all, my husband can because he is in the air and again it isn't common for these sharks to attack.



Walton County which is where the attack occured never had an attack prior to this which in my opinion is pretty darn good. My county which is Santa Rosa has had a few in its history but the latest was about 4 years ago and some dumbass Father was chumming in the water and allowed his young son to play in the water where he was chumming, a shark swam up and bite his son... but honestly that attack wasen't a suprise and the Father should have known better since he provoked the attack himself.

There has been sharks spotted up in NJ and even up close to LI but people still swim. We have family coming down this week and I plan on taking them to our beach. IMO it's just like driving a car. There is a chance you could have an accident and be injured or killed but odds are that you will make it safely, people do get struck by lightening during storms but that doesn't stop people from being out during them... so why not go to the beach... the odds are in your favor that you will be perfectly fine.

Mirimar Beach is also super close to Destin and Sandestin if there were people that snuck back into the water they are just the crazy people who are probably on vacation and paid good money to enjoy themselves and figured they were going in..


Here is an article.. he also mentioned the attack on the young boy.. but not about his dad chumming



The NY Post today says....

A 20 mile section of the beach was closed to swimmers immediately after the attack, but was reopened after county officials doubled the size of patrols.



Posted 6/27/05 1:06 PM
 

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Re: Would you let your child...

NO way!!

Posted 6/27/05 1:15 PM
 

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Re: Would you let your child...

No way would I ever let my child swim in that water. I know shark attacks are very low and can happen anywhere...but, if I specifically knew a shark was in a specific ocean or body of water...there is no way I would say to my child...sure, go ahead and swim away...I'd have to be crazy!!!

Posted 6/27/05 3:47 PM
 

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Re: Would you let your child...

Anopther person was attacked today...I would have said no, but with a second attack so close in time, I would head for the pool right now!!



Second Shark Attack In Three Days

Boy Upgraded To Stable Condition

Louisiana Girl Died Saturday From Seperate Attack

Jun 27, 2005 1:22 pm US/Pacific
PENSACOLA, Fla. (CBS) A teenage boy was critically injured Monday in the second shark attack in three days along the Florida's northwestern coast.

The boy, whose age and name were not released, was taken to Bay Medical Center in Panama City. The nature of his injuries was not immediately released.

He was attacked off Cape San Blas, a popular vacation destination about 80 miles southeast of the Destin area where 14-year-old Jamie Marie Daigle of Gonzales, Louisiana, was killed by a shark on Saturday. Both towns are in the northwestern sliver of Florida known as the Panhandle.

Daigle had been swimming on a boogie board with a friend about 100 meters from shore when a shark tore away the flesh on one leg from her hip to her knee.

Erich Ritter of the Shark Attack Institute said the girl was probably attacked by a 6-foot bull shark, based on measurements of the bite wound. He said it was unlikely the same shark was responsible for Monday's attack.

After Saturday's attack, a 20-mile stretch of shore was closed to swimmers, but beaches reopened Sunday with a double staff of sheriff's beach patrol officers.

Florida averaged more than 30 shark attacks a year from 2000 to 2003, but there were only 12 attacks off the state's coast last year, according to figures compiled by the American Elasmobranch Society and the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Daigle, of Gonzales, La., had been vacationing with friends while the rest of her family was home.

A makeshift memorial of painted sand dollars, a boogie board and a magnolia was created on the beach where Daigle was brought to shore. Someone wrote in the sand, "Bless U."

Residents of a condominium complex next to the beach where the girl was attacked said they spotted a shark that looked about 6 feet long Sunday morning.

"It was just right at the shoreline," said Jason Miller, who lives in a 10th-floor condo. He took pictures of the shark chasing fish while people stood in the white surf.

Florida averaged more than 30 shark attacks a year from 2000 to 2003, but there were only 12 attacks off the state's coast last year, according to statistics compiled by the American Elasmobranch Society and the Florida Museum of Natural History.

George Burgess, curator of the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida, said Sunday that bull sharks are common in the area, are aggressive and can be found in shallow water. He said that of 500 documented attacks in Florida, the fatality rate was 2.4 percent.

"Sharks are one of many hazards that one may encounter when entering the sea," he said. "There is no reason to think that this is the beginning of a trend."

But other experts say those numbers will only go up, as more and more people crowd the beaches and head into the waterAnother attack

Posted 6/27/05 4:42 PM
 

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Re: Would you let your child...

sorry i posted the same thing twice...

Message edited 6/27/2005 4:49:56 PM.

Posted 6/27/05 4:43 PM
 

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Re: Would you let your child...

Posted by Kelly

So, I'm confused.



What's the confusion? People are simply stating they would not allow their child into the same area where there was a shark attack days before. It's called not putting your child in unnecessary harms way.

Posted 6/27/05 4:43 PM
 

Lichi
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Re: Would you let your child...

Posted by karacg
Anopther person was attacked today...I would have said no, but with a second attack so close in time, I would head for the pool right now!!

I'm right behind ya! Poolside it is... that's horrible! 2 attacks in 3 days? Chat Icon

Posted 6/27/05 4:48 PM
 

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Re: Would you let your child...

Now if they were TURTLES attacking...that would be different!!

Posted 6/27/05 4:50 PM
 

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Re: Would you let your child...

Anyone that would let there children swim in water close to where there was a shark attack is just plain FOOLISH.
It is NOT the same was getting into a car, becuase this situation u have control over.
If the car you were getting into spun out of control for no reason, would u get back into it with your children? Of course not.

Posted 6/27/05 4:56 PM
 

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Re: Would you let your child...

NO WAY!!!!!!

Posted 6/27/05 5:19 PM
 

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Re: Would you let your child...

Posted by TheInfamousOTG

I don't think so!!!



ditto! find another beach ya know???

Posted 6/27/05 8:03 PM
 
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