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AustraliaShark attack victim ready to get back in the water

14:30  15 april  2019
14:30  15 april  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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Maria Korcsmaros is keen to get back in the water once she recovers from the bite, for which she's had to have surgery. Article Continued Below. Since then, shark sightings closed beaches near the site of her attack twice in two days. Swimmers and surfers were allowed back in the water Tuesday

There were only 72 unprovoked shark attacks on human around the world in 2014, including 52 in the U.S., according to the International Shark Attack “I would describe the beach as empty as compared to when we were here yesterday,” she said. “I don’t think people are quite ready to get in the water

Block Reef is one of the most picturesque places on earth – a diver’s paradise. Below the topaz coloured waters are beautiful walls of coral, littered with tropical fish.

But that allure comes with a potentially deadly risk, sharks. One that nearly took Ryan Bowring’s life three weeks ago.

A first officer aboard a luxury vessel based in the Whitsundays, Mr Bowring had just jumped into the water when he was attacked by what he suspects was a three metre Bronze Whaler Shark.

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A witness later captured a shark thrashing around in the water . Reliving the moment of the attack she said: 'When I was in the water , I did not see my Like, I'm not ready to die, I have stuff to do. Like, so much.' A GoFundMe page set up for Winter following the attack has so far raised more than ,000.

The chances of being attacked by a shark are extremely small - about 11,000,000-1 and that's in the Great White-plagued waters off the US. A blow to the shark ’s nose or a jab in its eyes could either persuade the predator to back off or surprise it enough to give victims enough time to swim to safety.

Shark attack victim ready to get back in the water © 9news Ryan Bowring says he loves the water too much to be worried about sharks. “Out of nowhere it just felt like I was crash-tackled by a big rugby player or something,” Mr Bowring recounted.

“It didn’t take me too long to realise it was a shark on the other end of me.”

For the first time since the attack, Mr Bowring and I travelled back to the reef where he came face to face with the ocean’s apex predator.

Reaching the reef was a rough three-hour boat ride. Our fishing charter was constantly smashed by two-and-a-half to three metre waves. it was no easy feat for a man still recovering from surgery.

“It's not gonna deter me from hopping back in the water or being out here where I love being,” Mr Bowring told me.

Born in Tasmania, Mr Bowring had been a commercial fisherman for four years. He’d faced ten metre waves in terrible storms.

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He is tough but I still witnessed him wince in pain from time to time. His close encounter had left him with 75 stitches, and the dressings were still being changed daily.

Shark attack victim ready to get back in the water © CQ Rescue helicopter Mr Bowring is stretchered from the CQ Rescue helicopter.

Standing aboard our charter, the “Stryker,” in the middle of Block reef, Mr Bowring shows me his scars. The gashes are up to four centimetres deep, ten centimetres long. I’m surprised he can stand.  But with a surprising cool, he takes me back to March 25.

“We'd already been out here for a few days and the weather was beautiful. I was just about to lead a snorkel tour for some of our guests.”

Mr Bowring and a deck hand had been in the water for less than ten seconds when he was attacked, the shark biting across his left thigh, hip and buttocks.

“It had come up for that initial bite. Probably held onto me, felt like a lot longer, but maybe a second or so,” Mr Bowring recalled.

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There were only 61 confirmed unprovoked attacks by sharks on humans worldwide in 2004, according to the They may be behaving like that because there is a shark in the area. • Remove the victim from the water as soon as possible. • Even before you leave the water , begin controlling bleeding by

“I yelled out a few colourful words followed by 'shark!'”

Bleeding, Mr Bowring and another instructor, screamed for help. Fearing that it would come back any moment. Fellow divers watched in horror from the boat.

“That was probably the worst part, just sitting in the water just waiting and wondering. I can't see anything underneath me, knew something was wrong, you know, I'm probably bleeding, so it's probably heightened its excitement.”

Eventually he made it back to the boat. But 85 kilometres off the Whitsundays’ Coast, it was a 45-minute trip back to the rescue pad at Hardy Reef. He was then winched out by the RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter and flown to Mackay Hospital where he underwent surgery, received blood transfusions, and rehabilitation.

Shark attack victim ready to get back in the water © 9news Block Reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef, about 85km from the Whitsunday coast.

The attack on Mr Bowring follows three others, one fatal, in the Whitsundays late last year, and has reignited debate over the effectiveness of drumlines. There are 173 installed across the Great Barrier Reef.

"Ryan was just unlucky enough, that he's jumped in the water, the shark has obviously mistaken him for prey,” said our fishing charter Captain Steven Maguire.

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According to New Corp, the victim was brought back to the beach on a surf ski but could not be saved. “The odds of someone else getting attacked now are very small. The police said they were not aware of previous shark sightings in the area and were in the process of notifying the man’s family.

Andy Matsuyama urges Maria Korcsmaros to get in the water , to wash off the mental block. Draped around her neck is a piece of jewelry made from 161 staples that pinched her skin back together In the past year, as she’s recovered from a near fatal shark attack , she’s competed in three triathlons

To prove his point, Mr Maguire tried to attract sharks at Hardy Reef, by baiting the water. Not a single shark took a bite or came to the surface.

A week after Mr Bowring was attacked, a court ruled that drum lines could no longer be used to catch and kill sharks right across the reef.

But the Queensland Government has launched an appeal. A Federal Court granting a stay, meaning the Shark Control Program continues unchanged until a final decision is made. Drum lines were returned to the waters over the weekend.

But Shark expert Trevor Long told 9News the drum lines are “not doing anything to save bathers.”

The government, however, is appealing the decision.

Despite being attacked, Mr Bowring doesn’t believe in killing sharks either.

“Putting in drumlines it’s just crazy. They don’t need to be here and we should be doing everything we can to help one of the apex predators of the ocean.

And plans to dive on the reef again, when his wounds are fully healed.

“I love the water too much to be worried about the odd shark here and there or the fact that it might happen it’s the risk you take if you want to do the things you love.”

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