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22nd Man

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A group of Australian and South African surfers last year formed a company that produces a kit containing latex gloves, tourniquets, a heat blanket and bandages. It costs $160


Thats a hell of lot of bandages ...... Should get all these things for under $50... But gotta fund the lifestyle somehow.
 
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Streak

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A group of Australian and South African surfers last year formed a company that produces a kit containing latex gloves, tourniquets, a heat blanket and bandages. It costs $160

Just goes to show that there is a lot of different type of sharks out there.
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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A group of Australian and South African surfers last year formed a company that produces a kit containing latex gloves, tourniquets, a heat blanket and bandages. It costs $160

$260 for this one.

 
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22nd Man

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I love the second one....says all items have a long expiry dat....up to 2022! So you have to replace the whole thing. Easier to just go to Urbnsurf at Tulla.... Sharkfree.
 

AngryAnt

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Given we had 13 deaths globally from shark attacks last year I'd take the risk and keep my $260. Those odds are pretty good.
 
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Brodders17

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Given we had 13 deaths globally from shark attacks last year I'd take the risk and keep my $260. Those odds are pretty good.
how many deaths would there have been without the world first shark attack hemorrhaging kits? im guessing thousands.
 
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AngryAnt

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As I keep saying, the sharks need to lift their game. 57 unprovoked bites last year.

Course, there is the argument that all those hundreds of thousands of deaths by drowning each year are really secret shark attacks.
 

josey

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This is a funny thread I reckon. It makes me wonder how many of people who post on it spend any time in the ocean.

For people who are in the ocean week in week out in remote and sometimes sharky places, the shark attack kits are a pretty good investment.
Two hundred odd dollars to potentially save a mate or family member is a pretty good investment IMO.
 

AngryAnt

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This is a funny thread I reckon. It makes me wonder how many of people who post on it spend any time in the ocean.

For people who are in the ocean week in week out in remote and sometimes sharky places, the shark attack kits are a pretty good investment.
Two hundred odd dollars to potentially save a mate or family member is a pretty good investment IMO.

Used to surf every day for 20 years of my life, too far from the water now these days.
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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Last week's news

NSW shark attack leaves woman in hospital and beaches closed around South Coast town of Merimbula


A woman is in hospital after being bitten by a shark while swimming at Merimbula on the far South Coast of NSW.

The 63-year-old was attacked by a shark at Main Beach at about 7:00am and received lacerations to her hip, back and buttocks, according to paramedics.

She was taken to South East Regional Hospital and is in a stable condition.

Bystanders had reported seeing fins and a large animal, Inspector Robert Whitney from NSW ambulance said, but there was uncertainty initially if the attack had been caused by a shark.

"It was pretty clear that it had been a shark attack as paramedics arrived on scene," he said.

Merimbula beach closed

Beaches around the South Coast town of Merimbula are closed for 24 hours after a shark attack.(ABC News: Kate Aubrey)

"What we could see is that the patient suffered multiple wounds in what would have been a terrifying event, paramedics did a fantastic job in treating the patient down at the beach before transporting to hospital."

Surf lifesavers said the woman had been swimming with a friend close to shore when she was "bumped" in the back by the shark.

Her friend assisted her to shore and called emergency services.

Local Jake Romano was getting ready for his early morning swim when he was warned about the shark attack.

"I had a lady run up to me and she goes 'I've just seeing someone get attacked by a shark, we've called an ambulance so don't go into the water,' and it made sense because I saw some commotion in the water a bit earlier but I didn't think about it," he said.

"I got out, I wasn't in that deep, but it was just a full on morning. I hope everyone is alright, that's the main thing …as long as no one gets hurt it's a smart decision to close the beach."

Thirty kilometres of beaches surrounding Merimbula and Pambula will be closed for 24 hours while investigations continue to confirm the size and type of shark.

Surf lifesaving drones will be launched to conduct surveillance of the waters off Merimbula, with the Department of Primary Industries also monitoring marine activity.
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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SECOND FATAL SHARK ATTACK IN TWO MONTHS ROCKS IDYLLIC SOUTH PACIFIC ISLAND AND POPULAR TOURIST DESTINATION

Sharks are gettin’ real feisty again in New Caledonia, a pretty-ish archipelago in Melanesia seized by the French in 1843 and which has been maintained as a French-administered territory ever since.

Yesterday, a fifty-three-year-old man was found dead on his SUP by a passing yachtsman, the man’s leg wound consistent with a shark attack.

Swimming and all water sports in the area have been banned for a week.

The attack follows a government cull of protected sharks only four weeks ago which had been made in response to the death of a fifty-seven-year-old swimmer killed in February by a thirteen-foot tiger shark fifty metres off a popular beach.

Authorities nailed twenty-four sharks in the cull, which included nineteen tigers.

Two years ago, after a ten-year-old kid lost his leg to a bull shark followed by the death of a fisherman a few days later, also by a bull shark, authorities got out the bait and hooks and iced twenty sharks. The decision raised a few hackles at the time, a petition against the cull was circulated etc, but this time no one seemed real concerned by the cull.

In 2016, four kitesurfers were hit by sharks, two of ‘em fatal.

Theories for all the attacks include rising water temperatures caused by climate change making sharks change their habits, the El Nino weather pattern and so on.

French islands and their sharks, eh?

https://beachgrit.com/2021/04/secon...cific-island-and-popular-tourist-destination/