REPORT: Great white shark decapitates diver marking first fatal shark attack of 2023

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The first fatal shark attack of the year has been recorded in Mexico after a man diving for mollusks was reportedly killed in a gruesome attack by a great white shark that resulted in the diver being decapitated.

Manuel Lopez was diving for mollusks in Mexico’s Tobari Bay in the Gulf of California when he encountered a 19-foot great white shark at a depth of about 50 feet around 11:30 a.m. on January 5th, the website reported.

Two other fishermen who were with him at the time of the attack said that Lopez was decapitated.

Jose Bernal, a man speaking on behalf of the fisherman, said, “He was diving when the animal attacked him, impressively ripping off his head and biting both shoulders.”

According to Bernal, most divers had not been out on the water in the days leading up to the attack because divers in the area had been warned about an increased shark presence.

Lopez was diving with a surface supplied air source where compressor pumps send air through hoses fastened to the diver who is also attached to the boat via tethered ropes. reported that, despite the risk, economic hardship has motivated some divers to brave the dangerous water due to a seafood shortage that has caused an increased demand.

In the Sea of Cortez, great white sharks are prevalent particularly in December and January when pregnant sharks feed in the area.

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  1. Due to an economic downturn on seafood, he braved the water himself in search of mollusks.

    So sad that he lost his life just to find food.


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