Large group of sharks spotted day after surfer killed off Atlantic beach in Florida

February 5, 2010

(ChattahBox) – It’s rare when sharks attack and kill humans in Florida. The last fatal shark attack in Florida was in 2005 and there has only been about 14 deaths in Florida waters, but because of recent developments people are staying away from the beaches for a bit.  A day after 38-year-old Stephen Schafer was killed by swarming sharks in Martin County, just south life guards in Palm Beach counted more than a hundred sharks in the water.  It is not uncommon for hammerhead, spinner, reef and bull sharks to be found in these waters this time of year because they are following schools of migrating fish down the coastline, but after the surfers death there is an air of caution about the heavy activity.
Schafer a veteran water sports enthusiast who lived in Stuart, Fla., was about a quarter-mile offshore when a swarm of sharks attacked and began tearing at his flesh, county officials said. Schafer’s screams alerted a lifeguard who saw blood in the water and sharks circling when he paddled out in a rescue boat to save him, according to a sheriff’s report. By the time the guard got Schafer into the boat, the sharks had taken a 10-inch chunk out of his right thigh and bitten up his buttocks,and he had gashes on his hand where he had apparently fought to defend himself, the report stated.  Paramedics tried to save Schafer but he’d lost too much blood and died at a local hospital.  The day before the attack, Teague Taylor, a childhood friend of the victim, told TCPalm.com he was surfing near where his friend was attacked and saw several sharks.

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