Pregnant spouse saves husband from shark assault


On a household trip in Florida final week, the Atlanta-based couple, accompanied by Duke-Eddy’s mother and father, sister and her sister’s boyfriend, determined to spend the day swimming and snorkeling aboard a non-public 20-foot motorboat, based on the Miami Herald who first reported the story.

The household got down to discover the marine lifetime of the Sombrero Reef within the Florida Keys, the 125-mile-long chain of islands that begins simply south of Miami.

With a number of different folks from close by boats already swimming within the water, 30-year-old Andrew Eddy did not hesitate to leap in. Nearly instantly after getting into the water, a shark — described by witnesses as an 8- to 10-foot bull shark — slammed into Eddy and latched onto his shoulder, based on witnesses.

Dukes-Eddy, watching from the boat, instantly sprang into motion.

As Deputy Christopher Aguanno wrote in his report for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Workplace, she “noticed the shark’s dorsal fin after which blood filling the water,” and “with out hesitation, dove into the water and pulled Eddy to the protection of the boat.”

Eddy was instantly taken to Sombrero Seashore after which airlifted to a close-by hospital in Miami the place the damage to his shoulder was deemed extreme, based on the Monroe County Sheriff’s Workplace.

Dukes-Eddy has not responded to a request for remark.

There was nobody “fishing or chumming” the water the place the group was snorkeling and there have been no different reported accidents, Aguanno confirmed.

Monroe County, situated round 160 miles southwest of Miami, has had solely 17 confirmed and unprovoked shark assaults since 1882, based on the College of Florida’s Worldwide Shark Assault File — making this case all of the extra shocking.


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