In Melaque, Jalisco, a tourist died after a shark attack (PHOTO: ARTURO PÉREZ ALFONSO /CUARTOSCURO.COM)
A scene of terror was experienced by some tourists who were enjoying their vacations in Melaque Bay, in the municipality of Cihuatlán, Jalisco. On the morning of Saturday, December 2, a woman died after a shark attacked her and tore off her leg.
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This event generated concern and fear among the tourists who witnessed the event, but also aroused the curiosity of the rest of the population about the unusual attack that claimed the life of a young woman, whose identity is still unknown. The woman was 26 years old, as confirmed by elements of the Municipal Civil Protection Coordination.
Although shark attacks on people on the beach are not so frequent in Mexico, there are figures that profile one entity in the country as the state where the most unprovoked shark attacks have occurred. According to the International Shark Attack File (ISAF) [Archivo Internacional de Ataques de Tiburones]In Mexico, there have been 40 attacks recorded since 1907.
It is unusual for sharks to attack humans for no reason, according to the International Shark Attack File (ISAF) (Illustrative image Infobae)
ISAF has been responsible for documenting these types of incidents worldwide; In Mexico from 1907 to date, these are the states that have recorded at least one unprovoked shark attack on people.
Baja CaliforniaBaja California SurColimaGuerreroNayaritOaxacaQuintana RooSinaloaVeracruzYucatán
It should be noted that the data does not yet have an update on the recent attack in Jalisco.
Various tourists captured the moment in which a woman lost her leg after a shark attack Credit:@Adela_Micha
According to ISAF, the beaches of Guerrero are the areas where the most shark attacks have been recorded with a total of 12 incidents. A dozen people have been bitten or seriously attacked by sharks that live off the Pacific coast.
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Since the beginning of the documentation of these incidents in Mexico to date, Guerrero is where tourists and people have been attacked most frequently by these animals.
Next is the state of Veracruz with a total of nine attacks, followed by Quintana Roo with eight attacks, which places it as the third entity with the highest incidence of this type of unprovoked accidents confirmed by ISAF.
Guerrero – 12 Veracruz – 9Quintana Roo – 8 Baja California – 4Baja California Sur – 2 Colima – 1 Nayarit – 1Oaxaca – 1Sinaloa – 1Yucatán – 1 Alert for the presence of Sharks in Jalisco (Photo: Facebook/H. La Huerta City Council)
While some tourists were enjoying the beach of Bahia de Melaque in Jalisco, boatmen noticed that a woman was having difficulty getting out of the water. The heartbreaking screams alarmed people and they came to help her.
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Municipal authorities tried to help the victim, but later confirmed his death. In the images that went viral on social networks, you can see how the bay’s security personnel helped the young woman after she was attacked by the animal, they helped her get out of the sea and laid her down on the beach waiting for the rescuers. paramedics.
Once his death was confirmed, the municipality of La Huerta alerted the population about the presence of sharks on the coast, so they asked the population to take shelter. He also indicated that the facts are already being investigated.
“The Municipal Government of La Huerta reports that given the events that occurred on the coast of the municipality of Cihuatlán Jalisco, the presence of sharks on the southern coast of Jalisco is reported, for which we ask local citizens and tourists to take caution in the face of this event. ”, they wrote on social networks.