It seems another person was bitten by a shark near Disney’s Vero Beach Resort on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at around 10:20 AM. This comes about a month after another guest was bit near the resort on March 30, 2021. And another person was bit nearby on March 25th.
The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office reported that the victim was a 54-year-old-man who was “boogie boarding in the ocean near the resort. He was bitten in the leg, with two wounds, one below the knee and one below the calf.
The type of shark and size of shark is unknown at this time.
Disney Vero Beach Resort’s medical staff did get to the victim quickly and applied a tourniquet to his leg and did what they could for the victim until help arrived.
When rescue workers got there he was alert and stable with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. His condition is currently unknown and he was taken to Lawnwood Region Medical Center.
If you are at the beach and an attack happens, trauma surgeon Dr. Jason Moore says you should keep them calm and stop the bleeding as much as possible:
“They want to make sure they keep the patient as calm as possible and if there’s any obvious bleeding source, to make sure you put as much pressure that as possible to help control the bleeding.”
It’s just something to be aware of if you are considering visiting the Vero Beach area, the Disney Vero Beach resort or beaches in general, as shark attacks can happen.
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