11-year-old boy, snorkeler latest shark attack victims

A boy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is recovering after being bit in the foot, and a woman snorkeling in Hawaii was bit on her hip and lower back, authorities said.
2:08 | 08/22/19

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We turn to two new shark attacks. A boy and a woman in Hawaii and will reeve has the details. Reporter:le more attacks across America. That boy in Florida and the woman in Hawaii attacked within a day of each other as the number of shark incidts increases at an alarming rate. Authorities believe this is the shark that attacked a 26-year-old off the coast of Hawaii Tuesday. Officials say the woman was bitten on her hip and lower back by a six-foot-long shark. The woman telling ABC news she was returning to shore after snorkeling near dolphins and was 30 feet out when something bumped her hard on her back. She says adrenaline and her natural instincts took over. She started screaming and made it to shore where bystanders put pressure on her wounds before she was rushed to a hospital. When our ambulance arrived on scene she was able to walk to the ambulance on her own. Reporter: Watch as water rescue personnel help shuttle stranded kayakers stuck in the bay and reel their kayaks back to land. A result of the shark attack earlier that day. In ft. Lauderdale Wednesday an 11-year-old recovering after being bitten on the foot in knee-deep water. I've been working here 26 years. I have never seen a shark bite. Reporter: Rescue crews treating Christian Mariani on site before rushing him to a local hospital where he got 17 It was really scary because I knew something bit me but just the fear of not knowing what bit you and what's going to happen to your foot after that is the scariest feeling that I think I have ever experienced. Reporter: According to the Florida museum's international shark attack file, last year in the U.S. There were 32 unprovoked attacks. This year it's already investigating 30 attacks and summer isn't over yet. But that won't keep Christian out of the water. I'll still go in but I'm going to definitely look around before everywhere I go. Reporter: George, you heard that number, 30 attacks and we're only in August. The numbers really are increasing. In Hawaii all of last year there were three incidents. So far there have been nine, George. Keep an eye on it, will, thanks very much.

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