Young Boy Attacked By Shark In Cocoa Beach, Florida

By Francis Yupangco 6 years agoNo Comments


A ten year old boy was wading in waist high water with his mother in the ever popular tourist spot of Cocoa Beach, Florida, when he was bitten by a shark. Luckily, lifeguards at the Brevard County beach immediately came to the rescue when they saw the boy was struggling in the water. Upon reaching the shore, the lifeguards realized the severity of the injury, the boy had bitten on the calf. The young boy was immediately flown to a trauma hospital in Orlando. It is believed that the shark was a young bull shark. The beach was closed for an hour before reopening. This is the tenth shark attack in Brevard County this year. MORE


 Francis Yupangco

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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