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Shark attack

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Shark attack

According to today's Daily Mirror a fishermans boat was attacked by a White tip shark off St Ives while mackerel fishing. Does anyone think it will be safe for my wife and I when we come down in October I dont want to paddle with the thought about eaten alive.Should I cancel now?

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1. Re: Shark attack

Absolutely. You should never venture outside your house again.

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2. Re: Shark attack

Its the end of the world.

Sydney, Australia
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3. Re: Shark attack

Gawd no, definitely don't put even your big toe in ..... those Noahs are lurking there, circling, just waiting, waiting, waiting .....

However, I do recall swimming on the south coast of NSW many, many years ago when the shark siren went off .... I'll swear to my dying day I managed to run on water, I got out of the surf so quickly LOL

Edited: 14 June 2011, 07:39
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4. Re: Shark attack

It's always better to be safe than sorry. Make sure you don't venture into the water and you'll be fine.


Bodmin, United...
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5. Re: Shark attack

Also watch out if you go too close to the sea wall walking along the prom, you never know!

Cardiff, Wales
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6. Re: Shark attack

Interesting image of someone being eaten alive while paddling.

Amsterdam, The...
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7. Re: Shark attack

I think you should cancel but let your wife go. Make sure that you pack those cute fish head flip flops you got her for christmas and that she is well insured.

You will be set for life and can sell your story of how a shark ate your wife to OK magazine.

Bucks, UK
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8. Re: Shark attack

Assuming you're being serious:

1. There have always been sharks off the Cornish coast

2. Remind when the last fatal shark attack occurred off Cornwall

3. If you can still paddle whilst a mile offshore, you'll be far too big to be bothered by a 7 foot shark

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9. Re: Shark attack

I remember when a child, a long long long time ago, I watched a batman film. As he was climbing up a ladder a shark jumped out of the water to try and get him. Off his belt he used his shark repellant spray. I am sure if you look on the internet you will find some, batman would never make something up. You can then swim to your hearts content with the spray attached to your trunks and as soon as one comes...spray, shark gone and carry on swimming. After a few days the sharks will realise not to attack you again and you can save the spray until next year so it is worth the investment.


East Midlands
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