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Terrifying shark tracker map shows dozens of prowling beasts after tourist is mauled to death near Caribbean island


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A TERRIFYING shark tracker map has pinpointed the dozens of prowling beasts lurking in the waters around the US and Caribbean.

The extent of the threat posed to people enjoying a dip in the sea comes after an Italian tourist was mauled to death in waters off La Piscinita, on the idyllic Colombian island of San Andres.

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All the shark attacks that have taken place around North and Central AmericaCredit: trackingsharks.com
Antonio Straccialini died from being bitten by a tiger shark while he was out swimming

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Antonio Straccialini died from being bitten by a tiger shark while he was out swimmingCredit: Facebook
The 8ft tiger shark was filmed after the attack on Antonio Straccialini

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The 8ft tiger shark was filmed after the attack on Antonio StraccialiniCredit: Twitter
The map shows the sharks' locations in Australia

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The map shows the sharks’ locations in Australia

Antonio Straccialini, 56, had been out swimming when he was attacked by an eight-foot tiger shark which tore a chunk from his leg.

According to horrified witnesses, he cried out for help after being bitten by the beast.

Horrifying photos show the man lying on his back with a huge chunk taken out of his right thigh and blood gushing from the wound before he was taken to hospital.

After suffering severe blood loss from the bite, he went into a state of hypovolemic shock and died from his injuries.

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It is the first recorded shark attack on the Caribbean island, which is known for its beautiful white beaches and perfect snorkeling conditions.

The attack has been blamed on a tiger shark, second only to the great white in recorded fatal incidents involving humans although they are still exceedingly rare.

Tiger sharks are the fourth-biggest species of shark in the world.

Fast hunters, they can reach speeds of up to 20mph, while a female can have between 10 and 82 babies in one litter.

Their teeth are so strong and powerful they can bite through the shell of a sea turtle or clam.

They are known for the vertical dark stripes on their back and eat many types of prey, although attacks on humans are extremely rare.

There have been three fatalities so far this year from shark attacks, according to figures up to March 19 from Tracking Sharks.

In the US, there have been five shark attacks – four in Florida and one in California, none of which have been fatal.

In Australia, there have been eight attacks, with one proving to be fatal.

Victor Estrella, 56, also died after being attacked by a suspected white shark while diving in Yavaros, Hutabampo, Sonora region, Mexico on February 12.

At the beginning of the year on January 4 in Australia, a 42-year-old woman was bitten at Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, New South Wales, and suffered lacerations to the thigh. 

On January 22 Jack Trenow and his pal Liam were snorkeling at Whaler’s Beach, Western Australia when they disturbed a wobbegong shark.

Just two days later 11-year-old Jack Shackle was attacked by a wobbegong shark while she was swimming in Turimetta, NSW.

Jacquelin Morley, 18, was attacked, possibly by a white shark at Kelp Beds, Esperance, on February 5.

British expat Simon Nellist was attacked by a beast while he was reportedly training for a charity ocean swim.

The 35-year-old Brit was mauled to death just 150m away from the beach at Buchan Point, near Little Bay, on February 16.

In 2021, there were 81 shark attack bites around the world, with nine proving fatal.

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A total of 47 attacks took place in the US – 28 in Florida, seven in Hawaii and three in California – there was just one fatality.

Australia saw 18 attacks, three of which caused a loss of life.

Most shark attacks take place off the coast of Florida, according to Tracking Sharks

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Most shark attacks take place off the coast of Florida, according to Tracking SharksCredit: https://www.ocearch.org/tracker/
A British swimmer was mauled to death by a great white shark in Sydney

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A British swimmer was mauled to death by a great white shark in SydneyCredit: Facebook
The chances of actually being bitten by a shark remain rare

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The chances of actually being bitten by a shark remain rareCredit: Getty

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